The streaming platform ZEE5 on Friday unveiled the primary look of upcoming non-fiction “Break Level”, based mostly on lives of tennis champions Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi. Helmed by filmmaker couple Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the seven-part collection traces the on and off-court partnership between the 2 Indian tennis legends. The makers revealed the primary poster of the ZEE5 unique collection, which exhibits Paes and Bhupathi sporting an intense look.
Ashwiny and Nitesh, who’re for the primary time co-directing a undertaking, stated they’re thrilled to carry on display the untold story of Paes and Bhupathi, who have been the primary Indian pair to win on the Wimbledon in 1999.
“It is nice to carry to display a collection like this on a home-grown video streaming platform like ZEE5. Working with icons like Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes has been surreal and to carry their untold story to display is one thing that we are going to cherish perpetually,” they stated in a joint assertion.
Nicknamed the “Indian Specific”, Paes and Bhupathi performed collectively from 1994 to 2006 and reunited for his or her second stint from 2008 to 2011. The 2 additionally had a public fallout however they’ve put that behind them.
Paes, 48, stated he loved taking a visit down reminiscence lane whereas capturing for “Break Level”.
“Mahesh and my on-court partnership was broadly coated, and our off-court chemistry was largely speculated. That is the primary time that our followers will get to see and listen to all of it, first-hand. Mahesh and I labored actually onerous to place India on the highest of world tennis and we’re glad that we’re getting an opportunity to current our story to the world, like by no means earlier than,” Paes stated.
Bhupathi, 47, is assured that the collection will certainly be a deal with for the viewers and their followers.
“It’s no secret that I’m reserved in the case of speaking, so it is a huge step for me to relive the journey and put all of it on the market in essentially the most candid and sincere method. However, on the identical time, I’m completely satisfied that our followers will get to see our journey which was a mixture of sweat, perseverance, brotherhood and at instances blood and tears as properly,” he added.
“Break Level” will premiere on ZEE5 quickly.