The airlines made a special mention of the duo, who were featured in the documentary
Last Updated: 07.03 AM, Mar 24, 2023
Also Read: The Elephant Whisperers: Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga overjoyed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin's gesture It looks like elephant caretakers Bomman and Bellie, who were featured in the Oscar-winning documentary short, The Elephant Whisperers, have become the darlings of the masses. The duo have been receiving a rousing reception wherever they go. During their return journey to Ooty recently, the captain of the flight made a special mention of the couple. A video shared by Additional Chief Secretary Environment Climate Change & Forests, Govt of Tamil Nadu, Supriya Sahu has been doing the rounds.
Also Read:Pic of The Elephant Whisperers stars Bomman and Bellie holding Oscar trophy will make your day In the video, the captain says, "The Oscar award for the Best Documentary short was given to The Elephant Whisperers. And we have the A-team of the documentary on board with us. He asked for a round of applause for Bomman and Bellie. He also said how lucky we are to have them on board." He added that in all the movies, you see actors. "But they are real people who have played the role in the movie."
In the meantime, Supriya Sahu also announced that Bomman and Bellie were caretakers of another orphaned baby elephant from Dharmapuri, which is now at the Theppakadu Elephant Camp in Mudumalai. It is at the same camp that Bomman and Bellie had taken care of Raghu and Ammu, the elephants featured in the documentary.
It was only yesterday that a picture of Bomman and Bellie holding the Oscar Award did the rounds on social media. The picture has been winning hearts over the internet. Kartiki Gonsalves, who directed the documentary was recently felicitated by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin. The director, on the other hand, had stated that it was a proud moment bringing home the Oscar and she dedicated the same to women, indigenous communities and conservation. The documentary was produced by Guneet Monga. This is the first time that India has an Oscar in the documentary category.