It was a big win for our country when Netflix's show Delhi Crime won the award for the Best Drama Series at the Emmys. Talking to a leading tabloid about it, Rasika Duggal, who played a woman police officer in the show, says she doesn't pay much attention to awards. However, it does make more people watch the show. "Honestly, personally to me, I don’t like to pay so much attention to them (awards). Of course, it is an honor to be a part of the show which represented India on an international platform. If an award like this makes more people watch the show and remind them how we treat women in our society, then that is the true victory of the show,” she said.
She further added, "Awards are awards, and sometimes you get it, sometimes you don’t, I don’t pin my hopes too much on it. The moment the award was announced, I saw Richie’s (Mehta, director) face, and he’s otherwise such an even-tempered person! I was happy for him, he dealt with the narrative and visualization of it with such sensitivity."
Talking further about Delhi Crime, she added, "I feel the purpose of the series is probably to remind us we, as a society, allowed a crime like this to happen. When I read the script, it was sensitive, and with such a role and story like this you have to be very sure that you want to collaborate with the people you are, it can go very wrong if not told well. I was sure Richie would deal with his utmost sensitivity."