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‘Its Very Real, Very raw’: Shefali Shah on Delhi Crime Season 2

Delhi Crime Season 2 will drop on Netflix from August 26 onwards
‘Its Very Real, Very raw’: Shefali Shah on Delhi Crime Season 2
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Last Updated: 12.32 PM, Aug 22, 2022

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Delhi Crime Season 2
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Shefali Shah, who is reprising the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi for the second season of Delhi Crime Season 2, says that the grain of the show is that it’s very real and raw. During a promotional event for the show, she said, “The grain of the show is that it’s very real. It’s very raw. They are not super cops, they are human. Their strengths and weaknesses are a part of them.”

She further added, “The show does not make a social commentary but raises social questions and all these people are a part of that society. So they are equally understanding of probably where they are faltering.”

The 49-year-old actress shared, “That uniform does something to you. Trust me. Wearing that uniform, something else just happens. When we were about to do Delhi Crime 2, the thing that was going on in my mind was that the first installment happened but how do I fit those shoes again. How will I ever be able to do it?”

She said, “And trust me when I stepped into those shoes it was something else. I walked taller and the respect for that uniform… people on the sets gave you a way to actually walk. To be able to wear it even for a show is something else.”

When asked how in Delhi Crime, the portrayal of cops is different from what we usually see in mainstream films and series, Shah, said, “There is a Bhupinder, Neeti, Subhash and Vartika. They are real characters. They are not larger than life, they were never meant to be. They are human and they are not super cops. They are not completely right or wrong.”

She added, “They are trying to deal with a situation to the best of their abilities. I think it’s very different. Not just the portrayal of cops, but the show itself is so raw. It’s almost like watching it voyeuristically.”

Delhi Crime Season 2 will drop on Netflix on August 26.

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