Bomman, Bellie send legal notice asking for Rs 2 cr as 'goodwill gesture' from Elephant Whisperers' director
Bengaluru, Aug 6 (PTI) In a legal notice issued by Bomman and Bellie, the mahout couple made famous by the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Elephant Whisperers’, is seeking a ‘goodwill gesture’ of Rs 2 crore from filmmaker Kartiki Gonsalves.
In the legal notice, a copy of which is PTI has obtained, it is stated that the couple were promised a proper house and an all-terrain multi-purpose vehicle and sufficient financial support as a one-time lump sum payment (without mentioning the amount) as compensation for their time, based on the income generated from the project.
The legal notice also said that on the one hand, the couple were introduced as “the real heroes" to the elite, celebrities, sports persons and political leaders, gaining wide publicity for them. But on the other hand, the filmmaker got all the financial benefits from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Prime Minister of India, the notice stated.