ZEE5 released the first trailer for its upcoming documentary 'Break Point', which explores the intriguing and untold story of Indian tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
The seven-part series will not only reconstruct the epic Paes-Bhupathi tennis matches but also deconstruct their relationship, both on and off the court, an official release read. It will premiere on ZEE5 on October 1 and will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Apart from their accomplishments on the tennis court, the charismatic duo is known for their off-court lives, and their public split which broke hearts across the nation.
All this will now be captured on screen by celebrated filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari of Dangal, Chhichhore, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Panga fame in the documentary.
“It feels surreal to see myself on screen, laying my life out there for the world to see. But I realise that a lot has been said and speculated upon and there’s no better way to put it to rest than by addressing it head on. So I am happy that we are getting a chance to tell our story firsthand and hope that the audience continues to admire our on-court partnership and respect our reasons to break up,” Leander Paes said.
The trailer also features tennis icons Sania Mirza, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan among other family and friends and goes on to show Lee-Hesh’s iconic partnership which put Indian tennis on the world map and also led to them being the most feared doubles pair during the late 1990s.
“All partnerships go through turbulence and highs and lows and so did ours. While the world knows about our on-court partnership, this is the first time that they will get to know about our off-court lives and relationship. However, that should not take away our victories and achievements as despite our differences, Lee-Hesh made history and we are proud of that,” Mahesh Bhupathi said.
‘Break Point’ marks ZEE5’s first partnership with filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari under their banner Earthsky Productions.
“Break Point captures the riveting story of these two inspiring sportsmen and gives audiences a ring-side view into their emotional relationship, their legendary wins on-court and heart-breaking split off-court," Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, Zee5 Global, said.