Deepa Mehta Among Directors for Netflix's Indian Series 'Leila'

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Deepa Mehta

Set in a dystopian future, the series' directors also include Shankar Raman and Pawan Kumar.

Netflix has unveiled the directors for its upcoming Indian original series Leila, including Deepa Mehta, who also serves as the creative executive producer for the show.

Mehta, known for her acclaimed trilogy Fire, Earth and Water in addition to the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's book Midnight's Children, will be joined by Shankar Raman (Gurgaon) and Pawan Kumar (Lucia).

Urmi Juvekar, known for such Bollywood titles as Oye Lucky! Lucky! Lucky Oye! And Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, serves as Leila's showrunner.

Based on the book of the same name by Prayaag Akbar, Leila is a dystopian drama set in the near future and revolves around a mother's search for her lost daughter.

The series recently filmed in the capital New Delhi. Its cast includes actress Huma Qureshi. The six-episode series will be available on Netflix globally next year.

At its first Asian showcase event in Singapore recently, the video giant also unveiled its broader Asia slate, which includes eight original films.