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Break Point: Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi's docuseries 'not a dramatisation', all you need to know

Break Point will stream on ZEE5

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 27, 2021
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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari is bringing the dramatic story on India's tennis legends Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes. The series shows the journey and also their trajectory of highs and lows and the ZEE5, the streaming platform calls it their marquee show. The series is titled Break Point and will be narrated by Mahesh and Leander themselves.

In a statement, Nimisha Pandey, the ZEE5's head of Hindi Originals told IANS, "We are collaborating with brilliant filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari to embark on an incredible journey of hope, ambition, and conflict by narrating the story of India's biggest tennis heroes Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi."

While talking about the series, Nimisha called it a 'genre-breaking' show and described it as a dramatic story of the two living legends of Indian tennis.

However, she clarified that it's not a dramatisation as Leander and Mahesh feature themselves. Nimisha revealed that the story will showcase the tennis stars sharing their anecdotes with the audience.

The first look of the docuseries was unveiled earlier this month and fans couldn't contain their excitement on the same.

In 1999, Bhupathi and Paes became the first Indian duo to win at Wimbledon as well as the French Open.

Earlier, in a joint statement, Ashwiny and Nitesh had said, "Through this show, we will witness an exemplary story of hard work, conflict, belief, emotions and ambitions and showcase some of the most iconic moments of Indian tennis."

The series will soon stream on ZEE5 and the release date is yet to be announced by the makers and the OTT platform. This will be first stint for Mahesh to come in front of the camera while Leander has featured in a 2013 film tited Rajdhani Express.


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