London, Feb 15 (IANS) Mumbai child actors Azharuddin Ismail and Rubina Ali will not be taken to the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood after their parents asked to be handed the plane fares instead, the producer of the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has said.
"Now it's too late. The last thing they said to us was give us the money for the plane fares instead," producer Christian Colson told the Daily Telegraph.
Makers of the film, which has won 10 Oscar nominations and is the frontrunner for the best picture award, had decided to take the two children to the Oscars as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
But the parents of the