The story of Bomman and Bellie, celebrated in the Oscar-winning documentary “The Elephant Whisperers,” takes a heartbreaking twist. Accusing the documentary’s creators of mistreatment and unpaid dues, the couple has sent a legal notice seeking Rs 2 crore as a gesture of goodwill.
Promised Rewards Remain Unfulfilled
Within the legal notice, the couple highlights the commitments they were assured: a house, a vehicle, and monetary compensation. They were also presented as heroes to celebrities and political leaders, garnering fame. However, the promised financial rewards remained undelivered, while filmmakers secured funding from top dignitaries.
Filmmakers Respond to Allegations
In response, the filmmakers have countered the claims, stating that the couple has already received their due compensation. This unexpected turn of events follows Bellie’s historic appointment as the first permanent female elephant caretaker at Theppakadu elephant camp in Tamil Nadu.
Unfolding Narrative Amidst High-Profile Visit
Adding another layer to the saga, President Droupadi Murmu’s scheduled visit to Mudumalai heightens anticipation. The President’s expected interaction with Bomman and Bellie, among other mahouts, lends further intrigue to this unfolding narrative.