"for us to now be husband and wife is a dream come true."
Rubina Ali Qureshi has gotten married 15 years after filming Slumdog Millionaire.
The 24-year-old tied the knot in her hometown of Mumbai and is best known for her role as young Latika in the film.
She teased fans as her Instagram bio now reads:
“Way to new journey of life. Ms Qureshi to Mrs Jodiyawala.”
Although Rubina did not name her husband, it is reported that she married Mohammad Shabbir Jodiyawala, a successful entrepreneur who owns two ice factories.
The newlyweds are believed to have met many years ago in their neighbourhood.
Their friendship soon developed into a relationship.
On November 17, 2023, they exchanged vows in a Nikkah ceremony in Nallasopara, Mumbai.
Sharing some more photos from her wedding on Instagram, 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.”
For their two-day celebration, the couple reportedly welcomed approximately one hundred guests.
But Rubina’s Slumdog Millionaire co-stars are believed to have not attended the wedding.
Rubina Ali Qureshi now owns a beauty parlour called Rubina’s Beauty Hair and Nails in Mumbai.
She is a beautician, makeup artist and hair stylist but Rubina revealed that if she is approached for a film, she would be open to the possibility of acting again.
Rubina was just eight years old when she starred in Slumdog Millionaire, which was adapted from the novel Q&A.
The film follows Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) as he faces 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 and Best Director.
Along with Rubina, director Danny Boyle brought other young cast members to the Oscars.
However, the filmmaker said flying the children to Hollywood was difficult because some of them did not know their birthdays.
He said: “Some of the kids don’t know their birth dates, so getting them a passport was a nightmare.”
At the time, Slumdog Millionaire was believed to have lifted the lens on poverty in developing countries like India.