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Huma 'over the moon' to be directed by Deepa Mehta

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Qureshi can't contain her excitement about being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mehta for the "Leila"

on Saturday took to to share a selfie moment from the sets of the Netflix series. and are joined by the actress' mother in the frame.

"As you can see... I'm clearly over-the-moon, working on my first series, with Netflix's 'Leila' directed by none other than Mehta, and As you can see, so excited to be directed by the legend .. and mommie dearest dropped in on set to give us her duas and pyaar?"

"Leila" is a part of a slate of 17 original made-in-shows announced by Netflix at a conference in

The platform used the second night of its 'See What's Next: Asia' content gathering to unveil eight new original for its market, including "Hotel Mumbai", sports drama "Selection Day", adaptations of books "Midnight's Children" and "Bard of Blood", "Baahubali: Before the Beginning", a of the iconic film franchise, feature film "Rajma Chawal", a regional release for "Bleecker Street", and "Leila".

In "Leila", Huma will be joined by

Adapted from an eponymous novel by Urmi Juvekar, the series is set in the near future and tells the story of a mother's search for her daughter, from whom she was separated 16 years ago, read a statement.



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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 14:18 IST