Bellie, the woman who raised baby elephant Raghu in the Oscar-winning short documentary “The Elephant Whisperers, ” was earlier apprehensive at the prospect. Scroll down to know more.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin recently felicitated Bellie and Bomman. Talking to the media at a post-Oscars celebration event, Belli said in Tamil: “I was really apprehensive of raising Raghu earlier because I knew that one day Raghu will have to go in the wild, the world where he belongs.”
“To take any child away from a mother is not a painful experience to say the least. But when I came to know that Raghu’s mother had passed away, I couldn’t say no to being with him. How could you say no to such a beautiful baby?,” added The Elephant Whisperers’ Bellie.
Previously, the couple Bomman and Belli, who was a part of the documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’, which won the 95th Academy Awards, finally got to hold the golden statuette.
The Elephant Whisperers director Kartiki Gonsalves shared a photo featuring the them holding the award, smiling for the camera.
Kartiki captioned the image: “It’s been a long four months since we’ve been apart and now I feel like I’m home… @theelephantwhisperers.”
“The Elephant Whisperers” is streaming on Netflix.
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