The Netflix series Delhi Crime has won the Drama Series award at 2020 International Emmy Awards.
It is a fictionalised crime drama, based on the painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape.
The Richie Mehta directorial stars Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Vinod Sherawat, Denzil Smith, Gopal Dutt, Yashaswini Dayama and Jaya Bhattacharya.
Richie, in his acceptance speech, paid tribute to late Jyoti Singh and her mother Asha Devi.
He said: “I dedicate this award to all the women who not just endure the violence that so many men inflict on them, but are then tasked to solve the problem.
Finally, to the tireless, fearless hero of all mothers, Asha Devi, and her daughter Jyoti Singh.
Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that.”
Shefali Shah, who played the lead role of Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime, couldn’t control her excitement over the big win. She told an Indian publication: “I am screaming, beaming and jumping! I have goosebumps.”
Delhi Crime is the first program from India to win an Emmy award. It premiered on Netflix in March 2019 to rave reviews.
In our Filme Shilmy interview, Shefali spoke extensively about working on the series. She said:
“I am very satisfied and very happy. I feel relieved but for me, the success of a project is when I am creating and shooting it.
This is like the cherry on a sundae, it’s a bonus!”
Well, here’s congratulating the team for this historic triumph!
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