Deepa Mehta’s Netflix show 'Leila' gets a release date

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 08, 2019, 08.08 PM(IST)

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'Leila' stars actors Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna and Sanjay Suri.

Deepa Mehta’s latest Netflix offering ‘Leila’ will launch worldwide on June 14. Based on the book by Prayaag Akbar, ‘Leila’ stars actors Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri and Arif Zakaria in pivotal roles. 

The web series is divided into six episodes and is a dystopian work of fiction set in the near future. It follows the journey of Shalini, a mother in search of her daughter Leila whom she lost one tragic summer. 

Shalini deals with various hardships in the course of her search. 

The series is directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar.

Mehta, who is also the show’s creative executive producer, said, “At the heart of this series is the journey of a woman, in search of her daughter Leila, but also in search of identity. Leila is about awareness, paying attention, and looking at the world and asking pertinent questions about the future. That’s what makes it so perfect for a platform like Netflix with its global reach and ability to address a range of audiences with relevant, resonant stories.”