The star of Slumdog Millionaire, Azharuddin Ismail, returned to the slums of India to cheers and a hero's welcome yesterday after his film's triumph winning eight awards at the Oscars.
However, his father doesn't think he's worthy of special treatment - when the little boy said he was too tired to meet reporters today, he was caught on camera slapping, beating and KICKING the 10-year old in a vicious and terrifying attack that lasted a full thirty seconds before neighbours and the boy's mother could pull him off the child.
This is the sad truth of this boy's life - in a few weeks, the world will have forgotten him and he'll be going back to a way of life that we find shocking. It will confuse him that we no longer care. Johnny Ikon isn't entirely certain that that's something that deserves all this celebration.
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