July 8, 2021: The chapter on Indian tennis is incomplete without Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. The dynamic duo took Indian tennis to great heights. The tennis superstars have had shared a relationship on and off the court for several years.
And now, the tales of Paes and Bhupathi will be unraveled in the form of a web series on OTT soon. Titled, Breakpoint, the web series will be streaming on Zee5.
Web series on Paes and Bhupathi
Director duo Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari teased the fans with a picture of Paes and Bhupathi on Twitter. He also announced that the web series, Breakpoint, will have an “untold story” of the tennis legends.
Sharing a photograph with Paes and Bhupathi, and his award-winning wife-filmmaker Ashwiny, Nitesh wrote, “Excited and honoured to bring the untold story of tennis legends @leanderpaes and @mbhupathy to the world along with @ashwinytiwari on #Zee5.”
Nitesh had earlier directed films like Dangal and Chhichhore, and Ashwiny had made Panga and Nil Battey Sannata.
Reunion of Paes and Bhupathi
Paes and Bhupathi were the first Indian pair to win at the Wimbledon in 1999. Recently, Paes posted a photograph on Twitter on the 22nd anniversary of their first Wimbledon men’s doubles win with Bhupathi and speculations were rife about their reunion.
“22 years ago today, we became the first Indians to win @Wimbledon . As two young boys all we dreamt of was making our country proud! @Maheshbhupathi #LeeHesh (sic),” Paes wroted.
Bhupathi replied to the tweet and said, “Hmmm ..That was special!! Do you think it’s time to write another chapter? @Leander #LeeHesh.” Did he hint at the web series collaboration then?
Breakpoint on Zee5
Together, Lee-Hesh has won 23 doubles. The web series, titled, Breakpoint, will showcase the journey of the tennis legends, their stardom, and their relationship.
Paes sounded excited about the project and took to Twitter to share the first teaser.
“The incredible journey of my partnership with @Maheshbhupathi, with its ups and downs is coming to your screens through the lens of this extraordinary filmmaker duo @ashwinyiyer and @niteshtiwari22. Coming soon on #ZEE5. #LeeHesh @ZEE5India,” he wrote.
Bhupathi also called it the “new chapter.” “Here’s to a new chapter!The Untold story brought to life by none other than @ashwinyiyer Iyer Tiwari and @niteshtiwari22. Coming soon on @ZEE5India @Leander #LeeHesh #zee5,” he tweeted.