Ever since Gully Boy released earlier this year, fans and critics have been showering the film with nothing but praises. Many are lauding Zoya Akhtar's direction, while others were highly impressed by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's acting as well as the storyline. Gully Boy is also currently under Oscar's consideration as India's official entry. Likewise, the Netflix show, Delhi Crime, based on true events, also received praises for its gripping and heart-wrenching details of rape and how the local police dealt with it. And now, the two projects seem to have gotten some more worldwide recognition.
At the recently held Asian Academy Creative Awards ceremony, Gully Boy and Delhi Crime walked home with several awards. Gully Boy received the Best Film from India award in the regional finals, whereas Delhi Crime also bagged a few. Shefali Shah won the Best Actor in a leading role award for Delhi Crime, followed by Richie Mehta for Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay. Beverley Mills also received an award for Best Editing and Best Original Programme by a streaming service.
Farhan Akhtar, Zoya's brother was ecstatic over the win. He said, "Gully Boy wins best film from India in the regional finals of the Asian Academy Creative Awards. Congratulations team." Likewise, Shefali also shared the good news and wrote, "So proud of Delhi Crime." Gully Boy draws inspiration from the lives of Mumbai street rappers Divine and Naezy. It is centered around the underground rap culture in India. On the other hand, Delhi Crime is based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that took place in the neighbourhood of Munirka in South Delhi. It follows the aftermath of the gang rape case where the Delhi police is tasked to find the culprits, responsible for the assaults and death of the female victim.