Indian films dominated the 2023 Oscars. At this year’s Oscars, ‘Naatu Naatu’ from veteran director SS Rajamouli’s film ‘RRR’ won the Best Original Song category and Bollywood filmmaker Guneet Monga’s documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers ‘ (The Elephant Whisperers) won the title in the Best Short Film category. . During this, the news of discrimination against Guneet Monga at the 95th Oscars came to the fore, in which Guneet was not allowed to speak much in the winning speech. Now Guneet Monga has broken his silence on this matter.
Guneet Monga, who won an Oscar in 2023 for his documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’, recently gave an interview to the Bombay Times. During this interview, Guneet Monga talked about the incident when the filmmaker was interrupted during his winning speech on stage after winning the Oscars. On this matter, Guneet has said that- ‘People feel very bad that I was not allowed to speak after winning the Oscars, so the Academy is being listened to very harshly.’
Discontent is expressed against this behavior of the academy through many videos and tweets on social networks. They haven’t given me a chance to make my point. This was the time of all India, which was taken from me. I just wanted to say that my film is the first film produced in India to win an Oscar.
Today the whole country is praising and congratulating Guneet Monga. This is also natural because Guneet Monga’s short film ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is the first Indian documentary to win an Oscar.