Netflix India Original series ‘Delhi Crime’ helmed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta has bagged the best drama series honor at the 48th International Emmy Awards. Told from the perspective of the Delhi Police team investigating the crime that made global headlines, the series deconstructs the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gangraped in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012 before she was abandoned on a Delhi road.
Her injuries were so grievous that she died in a Singapore hospital a fortnight later.
Mehta, in his acceptance speech during the virtual ceremony on Monday, dedicated the honor to all the women who not just endure violence that men inflict on them, “but are also tasked to solve the problem.”
Actor Shefali Shah played Vartika Chaturvedi, whose character on “Delhi Crime” was based on former Delhi Police DCP Chaya Sharma who cracked the case of the brutal gangrape within 72 hours.
The show, released in 2019, received massive acclaim for its sensitive retelling of a horrific crime that shook the entire nation. Performances by its ensemble cast, including Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang were particularly appreciated.
Last year, Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer “McMafia” won the best drama series award at the International Emmy Awards. Actor Richard Kind hosted the ceremony from New York.