Award-winning Indian filmmaker finishes her sports docu-drama

Award-winning Indian filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari took to her Instagram handle to pen down a heartfelt note on the end of her journey of 1.5 years with the legendary Indian tennis duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes, marking the wrap-up of their shooting schedule for ‘Break Point’.

The sports docu-drama web series will stream on ZEE5 Global, the largest streaming platform for South Asian content. Date of release is yet to be announced.

‘Break Point’ presents the untold story of the titans of tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, their partnership and the break-up.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, the series will be based on the on-court glory and off-court lives of the living legends.

Expressing her emotions on the wrap up of Break Point, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari wrote, “A year and half journey with @mbhupathi and @leanderpaes comes to an end to only begin a new journey of our friendship for life. First of many as an evolving producer.

@niteshtiwari22 and I co – directing for the first time. Writing and documenting a story of two extremely talented champions in the form of a docu drama. Again a first for Nitesh, Piyush and me.”

Ashwiny expressed her gratitude and thanked the entire team saying: “We are filled with immense gratitude that along with our studio partners @zee5 we could pull this massive production across the world in these trying times of pandemic. A big thankyou to our biggest backbone @varun.shetty.1840 @kavanahalpara @raiajayg and my fabulous production, direction, accounts team, Bimal Parekh at @earthskynotes and thankyou to Collective Artist Network for packaging this web series and every single sports partner, sports person, line producers across the world who made #Breakpoint happen,” adding that, “Hope you enjoy the series coming soon on @zee5 as much as we enjoyed hearing and speaking to the world champions in Indian tennis. Aspiration. Inspiration. Onwards and upwards to Indian sports.”

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