Shefali Shah is thrilled about her Emmy nomination for Best Actress in the 2023 International Emmy Awards.She played DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in Netflix’s “Delhi Crime Season 2.” She expressed her joy and called it a significant validation.
She quickly accepted the role after just a five-minute script reading for Season 2.Shefali was deeply moved by the real events surrounding the infamous Nirbhaya case in Delhi in 2012.Richie Mehta, the director, explained the case’s details, and she felt a strong connection to the story, making her decision easy.
Her character, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, is both strong and vulnerable.Shefali empathized with the city’s anger and the trauma suffered by the victim and her family.She believed it was a story that needed to be told, especially because it featured a powerful female lead, a rarity in her career.
“Delhi Crime S2,” produced by SK Global Entertainment, Golden Karavan, and Film Karavan, was inspired by true events.The first season centered on the 2012 Delhi gangrape and won an International Emmy Award.
Shefali is known for her diverse roles in projects like ‘Jalsa,’ ‘Human,’ ‘Darlings,’ and ‘Doctor G.’ She hinted at a potential “Delhi Crime” Season 3 and other projects in the scripting stage.
Additionally, Vir Das, a stand-up comedian and actor, received an Emmy nomination for his Netflix comedy special ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ Jim Sarbh earned a Best Actor nomination for his role in ‘Rocket Boys.’
Overall, Shefali Shah’s Emmy nomination for her role in “Delhi Crime Season 2” is a source of immense pride and validation.The series, inspired by real events, highlights a powerful female lead character, and Shefali’s exceptional performance has garnered well-deserved recognition.