‘Two Alumini Made It to Oscars’: Guneet Monga Revisits School With Shaunak Sen

Guneet Monga won an Oscar for 'The Elephant Whisperers,' while Shaunak Sen was nominated for 'All That Breathes.'

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Film producer Guneet Monga made history when her documentary The Elephant Whisperers won an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category at the 95th Academy Awards.

Recently, Monga revisited her school with filmmaker Shaunak Sen, whose documentary All That Breathes was nominated in the Best Documentary Feature Film category at the 2023 Oscars.


For the unversed, Shaunak and Guneet both graduated from the same school. Taking to Instagram on 21 April, Guneet shared a special picture of herself and Shaunak with their school principal, who was holding the Oscar trophy.

She captioned her post, "What are the odds? Two Bluebells alumni made it to the Oscars this year! 21 years ago, I graduated from Bluebells School International. And 21 years later, we stand with the same Principal who nurtured us—an actual full-circle moment."

Expressing her gratitude for the principal, Guneet added, "Thank you Ma’am Suman Kumar. We grew up admiring your tenacity, leadership, and grace. It's an honour to represent our school and relive the memories, and experiences that played a pivotal role in making me who I am today. Being able to do all this side by side with @shaunak_sen is a double treat! Back to school!"

Take a look at the post here:


This year, India received two Oscars. Besides Guneet's The Elephant Whisperers, filmmaker SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR won the Oscar in the Best Original Song category for its peppy dance number, 'Naatu Naatu.'

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Topics:  Guneet Monga   Shaunak Sen   Oscars 2023 

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