Prayaag Akbar’s popular book, Leila, is being adapted into a series for Netflix Originals from India, and has been directed by Deepa Mehta.
The plot of the book revolves around its protagonist, 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, in a story of longing, faith and loss.
One of the highlights of the series is that Deepa Mehta (Earth, Midnight’s Children) is the Creative Executive Producer for the show.
The 6-episode series is currently in production and will be available on Netflix in 2019.