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Break Point: Mahesh Bhupathi tweets about the docu-series that tells the untold story of his partnership with Leander Paes

The Pebble

October 2, 2021

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Mahesh Bhupathi’s recent tweets are about the docu-series Break Point, in which he, along with tennis star, Leander Paes, get candid about their partnership. Mahesh has recently been tweeting quite a bit about Break Point

Zee5’s latest docu-series Break Point featuring tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, began streaming on October 1. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, Break Point is a candid account of the tennis duo’s complicated friendship.

Mahesh has been tweeting to promote the seven part docu-series. This is what he posted:

Twitter updates #BREAK POINT:

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“It’s time to serve you #BREAKPOINT witness the untold story of our partnership and hear from our family, friends and other,” Mahesh tweeted.

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In another tweet, Mahesh uploaded a video of Leander and him announcing that fans can e-meet the duo if they can recreate the well-known ‘chest bump’ celebration. In the video, the duo talks about how the ‘chest bump’ is a signature gesture of theirs every time they wanted to motivate themselves for a match.

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About Break Point

Break Point explores the rise of Mahesh’s and Leander’s partnership and them parting ways. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Nitesh and Ashwiny answered the hypothetical question of which Hollywood actors could be cast as Mahesh and Leander and they responded:“I think Leonardo DiCaprio for Lee (Leander),” Ashwiny said while Nitesh said: Matt Damon for Mahesh.”

In the same interview, Nitesh said that they chose to show first person accounts to avoid speculations and doubts over the authenticity of the docu-series. Nitesh said ” I wanted Leander Peas point of view from Mahesh Bhupathi, and wanted Mahesh’s point of view from Leander”.  Nitesh added that they faced many challenges during the making of the  docu-series due to the pandemic.  “The biggest challenge is how do you deal with the unknown. When you are making a movie, you have the entire screenplay in front of you. So we went doubly prepared to do this. We had, how many hours of conversations with Leander individually, with Mahesh individually, and Leander and Mahesh together,” he said.

In an interview with Firstpost, the directors said that Break Point is not a “puff piece” but a “tell all’.




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