The British newspaper News of the World reported that Rafique Qureshi was trying to sell of his celebrity daughter Rubina for Rs 1.50 Crore.
Rubina, the child artiste of 8-Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire, is actually from a Bandra chawl in Mumbai and she was in the limelight after she attended the Academy Awards function.
In a sting operation conducted by the representatives of News of the World at Hotel Leela Kempeski, Mumbai, Rafique Qureshi, his borother Moinuddin, brother-in-law Rajan More and an unnamed friend agreed to give Rubina for adoption on payment of Rs 1.50 Crore. The entire sting operation had been recorded.
Rafique denies the entire episode, but says a wife of a middle-east sheik wanted to adopt her daughter Rubina.