'Delhi Crime’ Season 2 Welcomes IAS Officer Abhishek Singh (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
True to his words that Delhi Crime will return for Season 2, filmmaker Richie Mehta and his successful series for Netflix, Delhi Crime is returning for another season and will real-life IAS officer, Abhishek Singh. Currently posted as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi, casting director Mukesh Chhabra is optimistic about onboarding a real public-service officer, Abhishek Singh, in the cop drama,
"Knowing Abhishek, I was convinced that he would do justice to the role. He would bring in the finer nuances from his own experience as an officer, which an actor will find it difficult to portray. I persuaded Abhishek to do the role, and when the creative team saw him on camera, they were surprised by the onscreen confidence and finesse, considering that he has had minimal acting experience till now. We instantly finalised him for the part," Chhabra said in a statement.
The first season of of the seven-part anthology series, Delhi Crime was inspired by the Nirbhaya rape case of December 16, 2012. The play-out of the real-crime that shook the nation and the Delhi police’s fortitude to bring the perpetrators to justice was played brilliant by Shefali Shah as DCP South Delhi, Varthika Chaturvedi (Shah), Adil Hussain, Denzil Smith, Rasika Dugal Gopal Dutt, Rajesh Tailang, and Yashaswini Dayama.
The series was premiered at the Sundance film festival 2019 and received thumbs-up reviews from critics across the world.