Bomman and Bellie, the subjects of The Elephant Whisperers, had flown to Mumbai for a press conference. The skipper acknowledged them on the return trip.
The 95th Academy Awards on March 12 saw The Elephant Whisperers win the first-ever Oscar for Best Documentary Short, and India is now getting to know the subjects of the narrative, Bomman and Bellie. The pair drove to Mumbai on Thursday to meet with the media and take pictures with the shiny golden awards. The documentary also included footage of the couple’s wedding ceremony. The majority of people had been anticipating it. The couple received a hero’s welcome from the captain of the aircraft and the other passengers as they flew back to Ooty.
Supriya Sahu, the Tamil Nadu government’s Additional Chief Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, and Forests, posted the couple’s video online on Twitter. Flying to Ooty with “The Elephant Whisperers” stars in tow, said the caption of the video. “Thanks @indigo airlines for the special mention!”
Netflix is currently streaming the Kartiki Gonsalves film The Elephant Whisperers. The documentary short was produced by Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment.