Delhi Crime is a fictionalized crime drama based on investigation of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape directed by Richie Mehta starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang.
Netflix web series Delhi Crime on Monday won the Drama Series award at International Emmy Awards 2020. Richie, in his acceptance speech, paid tribute to the victim and her mother.
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 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, who played the lead role of Vartika Chaturvedi in Delhi Crime, also couldn’t control her excitement over the big win.
Delhi Crime is the first program from India to win an Emmy award. It premiered on Netflix in March 2019.