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Indian video streaming platform ZEE5 has unveiled a slate of new original series, set to debut around the world this month.

ZEE5 kicks off March Mania with a line up of New Originals for its Global marketsForming part of the 72 originals promised this year by ZEE5, The Sholay Girl follows the life of Reshma Pathan, the first stunt woman in the Hindi film industry who was the body double for Hema Malini.

A Telugu original, Mrs Subbalakshmi concerns a woman who escapes life with a workaholic husband only to land in the middle of a diamond heist. Tollywood actor and TV host Lakshmi Manchu takes the staring role in the comedy.

Sec 377, which will premiere on 19 March, follows the lives of five people from the LGBTQ community who join forces and campaign to abolish section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which until last year criminalised homosexuality in India.

Also making its debut this month on ZEE5, Sex, Drugs and Theatre  is described as a fast-paced Marathi original created by award-winning filmmaker, Sujay Dahake. The series is a coming of age tale about six college students on their journey to self-discovery.

“With the launch of these originals across multiple languages, we’re further strengthening our presence across global markets. We have a lineup of 72 originals this year, with definitive, edgy stories, and this will help us further build on the already phenomenal response we are getting across global markets,” said Archana Anand, chief business officer, ZEE5 Global.

The video-on-demand (VOD) and live TV platform will also be showing new episodes of The Final Call (Arjun Rampal), Abhay (Kunal Kemmu) and Parchayee – Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond. ZEE5 Tamil Originals, Kallachirippu (produced by Karthik Subbaraj) and D7 are now also available in Hindi, Telugu, Bangla, Kannada, Marathi and Malayalam.