Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali Qureshi gets married in Muslim ceremony in Mumbai 15 years after the Oscar-winning movie made her world-famous

Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali Qureshi has gotten married 15 years after shooting the award-winning film. 

The star, 24, tied the knot in her hometown of Mumbai in a Muslim ceremony and is best known for her role as young Latika in the movie. 

She is believed to have married Mohammad Shabbir Jodiyawala, a successful entrepreneur who owns and manages two ice factories.

She teased fans in an Instagram post with pictures of her special day which was captioned: ‘Way to new journey of life. Ms Qureshi to Mrs Jodiyawala’. 

The couple are believed to have met many years ago in their neighbourhood, before their friendship blossomed into a relationship. 

Slumdog Millionaire star Rubina Ali Qureshi has tied the knot 15 years after shooting the award-winning film

Rubina tied the knot in her hometown of Mumbai in a Muslim ceremony

Rubina tied the knot in her hometown of Mumbai in a Muslim ceremony

The star, 24, is best known for her role as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire

The star, 24, is best known for her role as Latika in Slumdog Millionaire 

Rubina Ali is pictured on her wedding day in a sparkly ruby red traditional ensemble

Rubina Ali is pictured on her wedding day in a sparkly ruby red traditional ensemble 

Fireworks sparkled as the couple tied the knot in Mumbai, Rubina's hometown

Fireworks sparkled as the couple tied the knot in Mumbai, Rubina’s hometown 

They exchanged vows in a beautiful Nikah ceremony at Badri Masjid in Nallasopara, Mumbai, on 17 November. 

Rubina shared some more snaps from her wedding on her Instagram account, with the caption: ‘Alhumduillah nikkah done’.

According to Cover Asia Press, Rubina said: ‘I’m so happy. I have known Mohammad for many years so for us to now be husband and wife is a dream come true. 

‘It feels [like] a beautiful day and all our family members are around us. I feel blessed.’

The couple are thought to have welcomed around a hundred guests to their two-day celebration, which is customary in traditional Muslim weddings.

However, Rubina’s Slumgdog Millionaire friends are thought to have not attended her wedding, according to Cover Asia Press.

The agency also claim that she does not keep in touch with many of her castmates anymore. 

Rubina now owns a beauty parlour called ‘Rubina’s Beauty Hair and Nails’ in Mumbai and is a professional beautician, makeup and hair artist. 

The actress was only 8 years old when she starred in the hit film, which was inspired by the novel Q&A.

The 2008 movie followed Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) as he addresses accusations that he cheated on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and reflects on how he got there.

It went on to win eight Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director Best Adapted Screenplay and more.

At the time, director Danny Boyle‘s film was thought to have lifted the lens on poverty in developing countries. 

And not only did Boyle film on-site in India, but he also cast children from the very slums they filmed in.

The actress was only 8 years old when she starred in the hit film, which was inspired by the novel Q&A

The actress was only 8 years old when she starred in the hit film, which was inspired by the novel Q&A

Rubina Ali is pictured hugging a wedding guest during her wedding celebrations in India

Rubina Ali is pictured hugging a wedding guest during her wedding celebrations in India 

Although she has not confirmed the name of her new husband, she is thought to have married Mohammad Shabbir Jodiyawala, a successful entrepreneur

Although she has not confirmed the name of her new husband, she is thought to have married Mohammad Shabbir Jodiyawala, a successful entrepreneur 

Rubina Ali and her new husband are pictured smiling on their wedding day

Rubina Ali and her new husband are pictured smiling on their wedding day 

The couple are thought to have welcomed around a hundred guests to their two-day celebration, which is customary in traditional Muslim weddings

The couple are thought to have welcomed around a hundred guests to their two-day celebration, which is customary in traditional Muslim weddings

The happy couple is pictured together at their wedding venue in Mumbai

The happy couple is pictured together at their wedding venue in Mumbai 

The married pair smile and hold their hands up for a photograph surrounded by guests

The married pair smile and hold their hands up for a photograph surrounded by guests 

Smoke filled the floor as the couple walked underneath flowers held by guests

Smoke filled the floor as the couple walked underneath flowers held by guests 

Rubina is snapped smiling as she hugs a wedding guest

Rubina is snapped smiling as she hugs a wedding guest 

He even brought Rubina and other young castmates who appeared in the film, such as, Young Jamal (Ayush Mahesh), Young Salim (Azharuddin Mohammed), Teenage Lakita (Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar) and Teenage Jamal (Tanay Chheda) to the Oscars. 

But Boyle said flying the young actors to Hollywood was a challenge as some of the children did not know their birthdays. 

‘Some of the kids don’t know their birth dates, so getting them a passport was a nightmare,’ he told THR.

The director was criticised for not providing for the actors, especially since the film – which had a small budget – went on to make more than $370 million at the box office.

‘We were aware we would have to make provisions for the children,’ he told the outlet.

So Boyle appointed the teenagers as beneficiaries of a trust contingent on them finishing school.

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