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Sanghi Twitter is having an (expected) meltdown over #Netflix's latest dystopian drama #Leila.
Filmmaker @IamDeepaMehta serves as Director & Executive Producer for the series.

Incidentally, Mehta has had horrifying experiences with extremist Hindutva groups in the past too. 1/n
In 1996, Mehta's film 'Fire' released to much critical acclaim. However, the subject matter of the film - an unexpected lesbian romance between 2 women married to brothers in a middle-class Delhi home, was enough to kick the proverbial hornet's nest. 2/n
Fire's protagonists (played by @nanditadas & @AzmiShabana) were named Sita & Radha, respectively.

Bajrang Dal, Shiv Sena, & BJP workers, claiming the film was "immoral & blasphemous", started a violent nationwide protest & vandalised theatres.

'Fire' ended up being banned. 3/n
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Deepa Mehta films/series on digital platforms.

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Spread Your Wings (TV series, 1975-81)

Deepa Mehta (as Deepa Saltzman) directed 4 episodes and was executive produces on the series.

Martha, Ruth and Edie (1988, co-directed with Norma Bailey and Danielle J. Suissa), Lois Maxwell, Andrea Martin, Jennifer Dale and Margaret Langrick.

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