As Netflix’s series Delhi Crime bagged Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards on Monday, the congratulatory messages from celebrities including Vidya Balan, Hrithik Roshan among others began to pour in and across all social media platforms.
Directed by Richie Mehta, Delhi Crime is the first-ever web series from India to win big at Emmy Awards. Based on the investigation of the horrific 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder, the show features Shefali Shah, Adil Hussain, Rasika Duggal, Rajesh Tailang and Vinod Sherawat in prominent roles. The show premiered on Netflix in March 2019.
Congratulating the team, Balan wrote on her Instagram story, that the drama series richly deserved the award. Roshan, on the other hand, ecstatically posted well deserved on the comment section of Balan’s post.
The critically-acclaimed director Hansal Mehta hailed the show for its masterclass long form story-telling, casting, writing, fantastic performances and terrific execution.
Director Zoya Akhtar said the country just won its first Emmy, while congratulating the cast and crew of the series. She also thanked Netflix.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Twitter wrote that Delhi crime winning at Emmy is a proud moment for Indians. He sent out hearty congratulations to the team.
Actor Kubbra Sait congratulated every breathing, living, loving person on Delhi Crime.
Among the cast members, Shefali Shah and Adil Hussain expressed their joy on the momentous occasion. Shah posted a snippet from the virtual ceremony and she wrote-’oh my god’. Hussain sent out big congratulations to the whole team using celebratory emoticons.
Director Richie upon receiving the award dedicated it to all the women who endures violence inflicted upon them by men.
Besides Delhi Crime, the Amazon Prime Video’s series titled Four More Shots Please was nominated for best comedy series. Actor Arjun Mathur was also nominated for the Best Actor category for his performance in Zoya Akhtar’s series titled Made In Heaven.