Netflix web series Delhi Crime won the Drama Series award at 2020 International Emmy Awards. Directed by Richie Mehta, it starred Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Vinod Sherawat, Denzil Smith, Gopal Dutt, Yashaswini Dayama and Jaya Bhattacharya. It was based on the investigation of the horrific 2012 gang-rape. A tweet from the official account of International Emmy Awards read, “The International Emmy for Drama Series goes to “Delhi Crime” produced by @GoldenKaravan / @skglobalent / @NetflixIndia, #India! #iemmys #iemmyWIN.”
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 23, 2020
On the win, director Richie Mehta 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 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.”
Shefali Shah shared a video clip of the event on Twitter and wrote, “OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG.”
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG#DelhiCrime@_AdilHussain @rajeshtailang @NetflixIndia @KaplanAaron @RasikaDugal @RichieMehta @TulseaTalent @CastingChhabra @GoldenKaravan pic.twitter.com/aNYaBZ0kao
— Shefali Shah (@ShefaliShah_) November 23, 2020
Earlier, Shefali Shah told PTI in an interview, “I am lucky I am offered work. I do not have a number of films on my resume but what I do have is quality and I am very proud of the work I have done. I want to work but I have understood that the kind of work I want to do may come twice in a year or I may get one offer in two years. But I will wait for it, if it is worth that wait.”
She added, “The roles are not boxed into the hero-heroine format, it has moved beyond that. It is about characters and each character is a hero in a way. Also, the makers, the people who are creating it, are not pressured about the box office, censorship or the number of theatres required for releasing a film.”
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