ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform brings audiences the intriguing and untold story of Lee-Hesh in ‘BREAK POINT’, a 7-part series that will not only construct their epic tennis matches but also deconstruct their relationship, both on and off the court.
Apart from their accomplishments on the tennis court, the charismatic duo is known for their off-court lives and the public split which broke the heart of the nation.
All of which will now be brought to life by celebrated filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari of Dangal, Chhichhore, Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Panga fame in ZEE5’s Original series BREAKPOINT.
While the posters generated massive intrigue and curiosity, the trailer of the highly anticipated series is finally out and is guaranteed to stir up conversation. This is the first time that the tennis icons are getting candid and honest about their split and putting speculations to rest by each narrating their side of the story.
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.
Filmmakers Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, who will be co-directing a project for the very first time, added, “We have always been more intrigued by the humans behind the icons and that’s what we’ve tried to capture in BREAKPOINT. Both Leander and Mahesh are massive sports champions but, in this series, they are two friends opening their hearts and showing emotion to the world. We feel honored to get the chance to tell their untold story which will also give the dos and Don’ts of great partnerships to the aspiring youth of our country. We are elated to partner with ZEE5 for this one”.
Leander Paes says, “It feels surreal to see myself on screen, laying my life out there for the world to see. But I realize that a lot has been said and speculated 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”.
Mahesh Bhupathi adds, “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”.
‘BREAK POINT’ marks ZEE5’s first partnership with filmmakers, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari under their banner, Earthsky Production. The 7-part series will premiere on ZEE5 on 1st October and will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.