Producer Guneet Monga, who won her second Oscar for the documentary short The Elephant Whisperers, dedicated her award to India and thanked Netflix and filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves for giving her the opportunity to tell a beautiful story.
In a tweet on Monday, Monga expressed her love and excitement for winning the prestigious award and said that she was inspired by the cheering of everyone in India. She also praised Gonsalves for being a visionary filmmaker and Netflix for giving them the biggest stage in the world.
My heart is full of love and excitement, most of it imbibed from everyone in India cheering for our win.
— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) March 13, 2023
“My heart is full of love and excitement, most of it imbibed from everyone in India cheering for our win. So grateful to the visionary filmmaker @EarthSpectrum and to @netflix who gave us the biggest stage in the world. This is for my beautiful, diverse country, India. #Oscar,” Monga tweeted.
The Elephant Whisperers, directed by Gonsalves and co-produced by Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment and Netflix, tells the story of a family who adopts two orphan baby elephants in Tamil Nadu’s Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and forms a bond with them. The film won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Monga had previously won an Oscar for another documentary short, Period. End of Sentence., in 2019. She is also known for producing acclaimed films like Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Masaan and Pagglait.
Monga’s win was celebrated by Indians, celebrities and fans on social media, who congratulated her and the team of The Elephant Whisperers for making history. Many also praised her for representing India on the global stage and bringing glory to the country.
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