The ZEE5 feature will be helmed by Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari are bringing Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi together for an anticipated project. The upcoming sports documentary will be a direct-to-OTT release on Zee5. The docu-film is reported to be based on multiple wins of the tennis stars including his victory at Wimbledon.
Earlier this week, Paes tweeted an old picture of the duo holding their respective cups after becoming the first Indians to win the Wimbledon in 1999 and wrote that 22 years ago, they dreamt and made their country proud after winning the title. To which Bhupathi replied with another tweet and captioned, “Hmmm ..That was special!! Do you think it’s time to write another chapter? @Leander #LeeHesh.”
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Meanwhile, on Thursday, Nitesh Tiwari officially announced the project in a Twitter post and shared a picture with wife Ashwiny and both the sports stars. “Excited and honoured to bring the untold story of tennis legends @leander and @Maheshbhupathi to the world along with @ashwinyiyer on #ZEE5. @ZEE5India,” he captioned.
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Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi began their partnership in 1994 and received worldwide recognition in 1999 after winning the Wimbledon as well as the French Open together. The duo went on to win the French Open title again in 2001.
Nitesh last helmed Chhichhore, which had Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty and Tushar Pandey in lead roles. Both Nitesh and Ashwiny are coming together for the first time as co-directors for the sports documentary.