Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi team up with ‘Break Point’ to tell their off-court story on ZEE5!
ZEE5, India’s largest home video streaming platform and multilingual storyteller for millions of entertainment enthusiasts, is all set to present the untold story of Tennis Players Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi and their partnership with ‘Break Point’. ZEE5 has partnered with award-winning filmmaker duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, who are coming together to curate this sports documentary based on the on-court glory and off-court lives of living stalwarts.
On 4 July 2021, the 22nd anniversary of their ionic Wimbledon win, a ‘break point’ was indicated between the two via a Twitter banter. The series is a tale of their friendship, their passion for sports and the intricacies of their relationships. The pair were one of the most powerful doubles pairings in the late 1990s and have even been ranked world No. 1 in 1999.
Expanding the content offering on the platform with extraordinary and relatable storytelling, ‘Break Point’ is a firm step towards providing the viewers a ‘Mosaic of Content’ on Zee. This story has been created to appeal to every Indian curious to know about the humans behind the legends of tennis. A story of faith, hard work, ambitions, struggles and controversies, but above all a story of hope that holds us together against all odds. The show will also mark his first partnership with ZEE5 along with filmmakers, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari under their banner EarthSky Pictures, which is producing their extraordinary films such as Dangal, Panga, Chhichhore, Nil Battey Sannata, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Known for many others.
Speaking about the offering, Mr. Puneet Mishra, President – Content & International Markets, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said, “Our content design philosophy is simple – Build a deeper understanding of the audience and not just the consumer of the content. Build a bank of insights about people, their culture, their interests and what inspires them, their fears, hopes and aspirations. And powered with these insights, tell stories that connect, inspire, entertain and energize. These powerful To tell stories effectively, we look forward to partnering with the best of creative leaders. I am extremely proud of our partnership with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, who are the true champions of our great country, Lee and Hesh, to bring to the fore the amazing story We have come to tell. ‘Break Point’ is our endeavor to tell the untold story of these favorite champions of India to our countrymen and the world.”
Amit Goenka, President, Digital Business & Platforms, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. said, “At Zee5, consumer delight and a seamless user experience have been an integral aspect of our approach. We aim to offer engaging content on one hand and an exceptional clientele on the other. We are taking concrete steps to enhance the value proposition of ZEE5 with experience. This strategy has enabled us to consistently deliver value to all our partners which further strengthens ZEE5 as the platform of choice.’Break Point With this, we are all set to delight our viewers more with an engrossing story that took forward one of the most celebrated partnerships in sports from India. We are taking this story in a new format of narrative and on ZEE5. We will see through the breadth of the content we have.”
Commenting on the partnership with ZEE5, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari in a joint statement said, “Break Point is the journey of India’s greatest sports legends and their incredible journey through the ups and downs in their professional and personal lives. Through this show, we will witness an exemplary tale of hard work, struggle, faith, emotions and ambitions and showcase some of the most iconic moments of Indian Tennis. Both of us on India’s largest domestic video streaming platforms Excited to bring this interesting story to one and all through ZEE5.”
“Our 20-year journey has been a sensitive blend of achievement, struggle, success, disappointment and friendship. There can be none better than Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari to document this. I am looking forward to show it on ZEE5 ”, shared Mahesh Bhupathi.
“I am really excited to share my story with everyone. There has been a lot of talk about Leander and Mahesh over the years, but the idea of inspiring the next generation and sharing moments with those who have What has supported us over the years by telling our story is what convinced me to say yes to Break Point. Friendship is what enriches our lives and at Break Point, people will see the tests it takes to survive Friendship is required. I can’t wait to show everyone this on ZEE5″, said Leander Paes.
The web series will not only take tennis lovers on a tour but will also have a unique concept called the Fan Box; A medium where fans talk is recorded and will be presented to Lee-hash. He will have to answer some of the most direct questions from fans.
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Story first published: Thursday, July 8, 2021, 19:12 [IST]
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