Nicole Kidman was strange: Rubina Ali

Rubina Ali with the Oscar statuette

The nine-year-old girl, who has become one of the youngest person to publish her autobiography, 'Slumgirl Dreaming: Journey to the Stars', reveals how Kidman, who was in India to shoot for a commercial recently, was afraid to come out of her trailer.

Rubina played a small child enchanted with Nicole's Indian princess character in the soft drink advertisement.
"I really liked her, but she was very quiet and didn't speak much. I think she was a bit shy," Rubina wrote in her autobiography.
She then describes Kidman as "strange" because the actress refused to come out of her trailer over the whole shoot, seemingly afraid of the sun on her complexion, Daily Mail reported.
"Nicole Kidman was strange and scared of the sun," Rubina said.

The 192-page-book is written by journalist Divya Dugar. However, only 24 pages feature Rubina's life before multiple Oscar winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
Rubina, who shot to fame by playing the young Latika in Danny Boyle's rags-to-riches tale, also talks about her journey from the slums of Mumbai to Hollywood and back to her shanty home again.

Rubina says that the success of the film has not brought any change in her life as she continues to live in the slums.
The youngster admits that she doesn't know where her salary from the film has gone.
"I'm not sure I got all of it, or where it has all gone," she says.
Rubina also talks about the reports that claimed that her father wanted to sell her to a rich Sheikh family in middle-east in adoption.
"She has a blind faith in her family, she thinks they couldn't have done anything to harm her," book's writer Divya says about Rubina.

"She knows a lot more about the world beyond the slum. She has seen what life is like for the rich. She has seen the other side of the picture and knows now that life can be better," Divya adds.
The child star, who is currently living with her uncle after her shanty home was destroyed in a demolition drive by Mumbai civic authorities, attends school along with Mohammed Azharuddin, her co-star in the movie.

The 'Slumdog' filmmakers have set up a trust, which is reportedly building a home for the two children and looking after their education.

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