PM Narendra Modi meets with Guneet Monga, Kartiki Gonasalves and lauds their Oscar win for The Elephant Whisperers

On March 12, The Elephant Whisperers directed by Kartiki Gonsalves gained the Oscar for Finest Documentary Brief on the ninety fifth Academy Awards. She and producer Guneet Monga went up on the stage to obtain their award. Since their return to India, Guneet and Kartiki have been attending a number of capabilities and awards exhibits the place they had been hailed for the Oscar win. On Thursday, the 2, together with Netflix’s vp of content material Monica Shergill, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He congratulated the crew on their success and add that they made India proud with their win. (Additionally learn: MM Keeravani says Guneet Monga was hospitalized after her Oscar win: ‘She was not given time to talk her phrases…’)

The Elephant Whisperers made historical past on the Oscars by changing into the primary Indian manufacturing to win within the Documentary Brief Topic class.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “The cinematic brilliance and success of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ has drawn global attention as well as acclaim. Today, I had the opportunity to meet the brilliant team associated with it. They have made India very proud. @guneetm @EarthSpectrum.” Within the pictures shared by the Prime Minister, he might be seen posing with the Oscar trophies and met up with The Elephant Whisperers crew to speak to them in regards to the movie.

The Tamil docu-short follows human caretakers named Bomman and Bellie as they maintain younger orphaned elephant calves Raghu and Ammu at an elephant camp in Tami Nadu. The movie made historical past on the ninety fifth Academy Awards by changing into the primary Indian manufacturing to win within the Documentary Brief Topic class.

After the documentary gained the Oscar, Guneet had mentioned in a press release, “Tonight was powerful and historic as two women from India stood on the Oscars stage, lauded for their work. I’m so proud of The Elephant Whisperers, so proud of this moment and proud of my amazing team at Sikhya Entertainment. That an independent production house from India has made history and produced the first ever Indian film to win an Oscar, still feels unreal. My heart is full of joy, love and excitement, most of it imbibed from everyone in India cheering for our win. I’m so grateful to the visionary filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves and to Netflix who gave us the biggest stage in the world, believing in us all the way. To women who want to tell stories, the future of cinema is audacious, the future is here. This is for my beautiful, diverse country, India.”

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