Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's next is a Netflix original featuring Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi and Deepa Mehta on the sets of 'Leila'( Image via Instagram/@iamhumaq) Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 23, 2018, 06.06 PM (IST)

Deepa Mehta's next is going to be an original series for Netflix titled 'Leila'. Mehta will also serve as the executive producer for the show and she is part of a team of directors- each of them would be directing different episodes in the series which stars actress Huma Qureshi. 

Deepa Mehta has directed critically acclaimed trilogy `Fire`, `Earth` and `Water` in the past. The team of directors also includes Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Urmi Juvekar, whose past credits include 'Oye Lucky! Lucky! Lucky Oye!' and 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', will serve as 'Leila`s' showrunner.

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Based on a book by Prayaag Akbar, 'Leila' is set in the near future and focuses on a mother`s search for her lost daughter. 

Netflix recently unveiled a bunch of original series and feature films for its Indian market including 'Sacred Games', 'Typewriter', 'Bulbul' and 'Chopsticks'.