Delhi Crime Season 2 to explore more ‘human and vulnerable’ side of characters: Shefali Shah
The audience will get to see a more “human and vulnerable” side of seasoned police officers in the upcoming Season 2 of critically-acclaimed crime drama Delhi Crime, the show’s lead actress Shefali Shah said on Monday.
Shefali is back as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the sophomore chapter of the show, Season 1 of which was released on streaming platform Netflix in March 2019.
Netflix on Monday released the official trailer of the new season which sees DCP Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali) spearhead another crucial investigation with her team — newly promoted Neeti Singh (Rasika Duggal) and Vartika's right-hand man Bhupendra Singh aka Bhupi (Rajesh Tailang).
“I love every character I've played but DCP Vartika Chaturvedi will always be super special. And I'm so proud of the role and Delhi Crime as a show. It's my favorite. And so is she. As an actor, it's fulfilling to portray roles like these,” said Shefali, who recently shared the screen with Alia Bhatt in Darlings.
“This season, the audience will see a human and vulnerable side of these seasoned police officers. I can proudly say this — Delhi Crime is a reflection of our passion for storytelling and the craft and we can't wait for the audience to watch it,” the 49-year-old actress said in a statement.
The second season of Delhi Crime, which will debut on Netflix on August 26, follows a series of ghastly murders in Delhi that keeps Chaturvedi and her team on their toes.
“With escalating public fear and the media demanding answers, Madam Sir is forced to make some tough choices. Will the Delhi Police force manage to track down these ruthless criminals in time?” the official plotline for Season 2 of the series read.
Much like its first season, which won the best drama series honour at the 48th International Emmy Awards in 2020, the upcoming installment is also inspired by true events.
Filmmaker Richie Mehta, who directed the first season, is attached as the creator of Season 2.
Tanuj Chopra is the showrunner and director of the second season, which is penned by Mayank Tewari, Shubhra Swarup and Ensia Mirza.
Chopra said Delhi Crime Season 2 will investigate the moral code of the Delhi Police.
“DCP Vartika Chaturvedi and team have evolved from the previous season. We'll see them weigh a lot of difficult choices... be it procedural or emotional,” he added.
Actors Adil Hussain, Anurag Arora, Yashaswini Dayama, Sidharth Bhardwaj, Gopal Dutt, Denzil Smith, Tillotama Shome, Jatin Goswami, Vyom Yadav and Ankit Sharma round out the cast.
Virat Basoya and Samyuktha Chawla Shaikh have written the dialogues for the show, which is produced by SK Global Entertainment, Golden Karavan and Film Karavan.