Now Ali's father has opened up about the scare, saying, "We just grabbed what we could and dashed out. The fire spread so fast we couldn't get back in."
And Ali has been left devastated after the flames destroyed all the awards and newspaper clippings she had saved from her role in the blockbuster: "I have lost everything, including books and precious belongings like awards, photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the success of the film. We spent the entire night at the railway station. So far nobody has come to help us."
Ali and her family are currently waiting to move into a new apartment, which is being paid for by the film's director Danny Boyle.