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BreakPoint directors Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari: ‘It felt as if we had known Mahesh sir:



For director-duo Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, Break Point was a once in a lifetime opportunity. “We got a call from Collective Artists one afternoon. I still remember that we had just finished the household chores and Nitesh was having his favourite mithai,” Ashwiny said, to which Nitesh added, “When Ashwiny asked me if we should do it or not, I said of course. Aur maine muh pehle hi meetha kar liya tha!”

The filmmaker couple, who are now presenting the story of tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in the web series Break Point, got candid with indianexpress.com about directing a different format, and whether they thought the story of Lee-Hesh had enough drama to keep the audience engaged.

BreakPoint fell in the lap of Ashwiny and Nitesh during the uncertainty of the pandemic last year. Ashwiny said the show gave them hope and gratitude. “We were actually using our minds creatively and writing their story. That made us move through, talk to Leander and Mahesh through video calls. Then when we met them, it felt as if we’ve known them forever.”

Break Point is a telling narrative of Leander and Mahesh’s on-court partnership and their off-court lives. The seven-part web series unravels their story of grit and determination, and throws light on their bitter breakup and how they struggled with handling their meteoric rise.

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