Netflix’s series Delhi Crime, directed by Indian-Canadian filmmaker Richie Mehta, has won the best drama series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards. The show is a fictionalised narration of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case, with actress Shefali Shah playing a deputy commissioner of police in charge of finding the culprits and dealing with the backwash of the barbaric crime.
Helmer Richie Mehta dedicated this honour to ‘all the women’ during the virtual ceremony. During his speech, he was quoted as saying—
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 mother, and her daughter. 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.
An ecstatic Shefali Shah also took to her social media to share her excitement. The actress shared a clip where she can be heard saying ‘Oh My God’.
The show dropped in 2019 and received massive critical acclaim for its sensitive narration of a tragic and horrific crime that shook the entire country.
The show featured some of the best actors, namely, Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, andRajesh Tailangamong others.
Heartiest congratulations to the team of Delhi Crime!