'Slumdog' Child Star Falls Ill After Returning Home From Oscars

"Slumdog Millionaire" child star Azharuddin Ismail fell ill upon returning home to India after visiting the Oscars, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Azhar, 10, is reportedly being treated for a 103 degree tempterature and exhaustion.

Azhar and his co-star Rubina Ali, 9, returned to their native Mumbai last week amid growing concerns over their psychological state. The two children, who starred in the Academy Award-winning film directed by Danny Boyle, continue to live in makeshift shacks in the slums of Bandra — a suburb of Mumbai — the newpaper's Web site reported.

"He is very ill and has not recovered from going to America and all the media interest since we got back," Azhar's mother, Shameem Ismail, told the newpaper.

Mumbai's housing authority and the film's producer Christian Colson have reportedly said they will provide the two families proper housing. But both children continue to live in squalor, and neighbors have reportedly built an 8 by 5-feet metal structure to protect Azhar from the sun, according to the newspaper.

"Getting used to life back here in the slum again is proving tough for her and she has not wanted to see her friends since she got back. She just wants to spend all her time away from the slum now and I just hope we get the flat that has been promised to us," Rubina's father told the Daily Telegraph.

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