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Zee5 announces OTT series on Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi partnership

The show will mark Zee5’s first partnership with Earthsky Pictures.

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KOLKATA: Zee5 has announced sports docu-drama "Break Point" with the award-winning filmmaker duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari at the helm. The series will explore the untold story of the titans of tennis Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, their partnership and the bitter break-up, the platform said in a statement on Thursday.

The show will also mark Zee5’s first partnership with the filmmakers under their banner Earthsky Pictures.

Speaking about the offering, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd content and international markets president Punit Misra said, “Our Content design philosophy is simple – Build a deep understanding of viewers as people, not just as consumers of content. Build a bank of insights about the people, their culture, what interests and inspires them, what are their fears, hopes and aspirations. And powered with these insights, tell stories that connect, inspire, entertain and energize."

"To tell these powerful stories in an impactful way, we want to partner with the best creative leaders. I am very proud of our partnership with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, to tell the amazing story of Lee and Hesh, true champions of our great country. ‘BREAK POINT’ is our effort to bring to our countrymen and to the world the told, but more importantly, the untold story of these adored champions of India," he added.

Consumer delight and a seamless user experience have been an integral aspect of Zee5’s approach, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Digital Businesses & Platforms president Amit Goenka said . With Break Point, the platform is set to further delight its viewers with a gripping story that drove one of the most famous partnerships in sports from India. They see this story opening the floodgates to a new format of narrative and the breadth of content on Zee5, Goenka added.

Commenting on the partnership with Zee5, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari in a joint statement said, “Break Point is an emotionally moving human story of India’s biggest sports legends and their incredible journey through the ups and downs in their professional and personal life. Through this show, we will witness an exemplary story of hard-work, conflict, belief, emotions and ambitions and showcase some of the most iconic moments of Indian tennis. We are both thrilled to be bringing this interesting story through Zee5, one of India’s largest home-grown video streaming platforms.”

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