Police end probe into father accused of selling 'Slumdog' star daughter, no charges

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Police in India say they won't be charging the father of a young girl who appeared in the hit movie "Slumdog Millionaire."

They're ending their investigation into claims that the father tried to sell the 9-year-old girl to a reporter who was posing as a wealthy sheik.

A complaint against the father had been filed by the estranged mother of young Rubina Ali. It came after a British tabloid reported that the father had offered to give the girl up for adoption, in exchange for $400,000.

The newspaper says the deal was offered to one of its reporters.

The father has denied any wrongdoing.

The lives of the movie's child stars, who were discovered in a Mumbai slum, have come under intense scrutiny since "Slumdog Millionaire" skyrocketed to Oscar-winning fame and grossed more than $300 million around the world.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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