After bringing back the Oscars home, the documentary 'The Elephant Whisperers' has become a household name.
Bomman and Belli, a couple portrayed as caretakers of elephants in the documentary The Elephant Whisperers, were beaming as they posed with the Oscars trophy. The Elephant Whisperers director Kartiki Gonsalves posted a picture of the duo on Instagram on Thursday. They both posed for the camera while holding the trophy.
Sharing the picture, the filmmaker wrote, "It's been a long four months since we've been apart, and now I feel like I'm home….. @theelephantwhisperers."
The comments section was flooded with remarks. Vishal Dadlani commented, "Easily my favourite #Oscars picture ever (clapping emojis)." Mini Mathur said, "Love their smiles. Hugs and more hugs." Aahana Kumra wrote, "Oh my god." Esha Gupta posted red heart emojis while Niharika Konidela dropped her face holding back tears emojis.
The government-run Theppakkadu Elephant Camp in the Nilgiris District is where Belli and her husband Bomman raised abandoned newborn elephants, and The Elephant Whisperers highlighted their tender care and affection for them. The short film focused on Belli and Bomman's close relationship with two elephant calves named Raghu and Ammu.
The 95th Academy Awards saw The Elephant Whisperers strike history as the first Indian production to take home the Documentary Short Subject category. Bomman and Belli were honoured on March 15 by Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin, who also gave them each a check for one lakh rupees, a shield, and shawls.