Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi’s documentary collection Break Point launched on Zee5 final week and it’s full of some explosive revelations made by the tennis stars. Directed by husband-wife duo Nitesh and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari, the collection chronicles their rise as India’s first tennis group to win Grand Slam titles and in addition their controversial break up in 1999.
In one scene, Leander and Mahesh revealed how their partnership ended due to distrust in each other. After profitable the 1999 French Open Men’s Doubles title, Leander and Paes grew aside due to numerous doubts, ego points and misunderstandings. So extensive was the rift between them that they selected totally different companions to play the French Open subsequent yr. However, their coaches had been lower than joyful about this case.
Leander’s coach, Bob Carmichael locked them up in a therapeutic massage room and informed them to kind out their variations, one thing in addition they needed. Mahesh requested Leander to inform him the problems he is going through however was hit with one thing sudden.
Leander mentioned, “It was hard for me, 1999. There were so many things for me that were breaking down. I was at a very fragile stage in my life with my tennis partnership, with my relationship. And I was being told rumours about Mahesh being close to her, very close to her.”
Mahesh mentioned, “I looked at him and I said, ‘Leander are you being serious? Do you actually believe in your heart that I would do something like that?’ He said yes. I said, ‘Then this is a lot more broken than I thought it was.’ And that was the end of French Open discussion.”
Leander nonetheless anticipated a solution. “And he got up and he stormed out of the room. He pulled out of the conversation. He didn’t even answer the question.”
It just isn’t recognized who the lady Leander referred to was. He dated actor Mahima Chaudhary for some time earlier than they broke up in early 2000s. She later revealed that he had cheated on her with Sanjay Dutt’s second spouse, Rhea Pillai.
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Leander and Rhea later moved in collectively and had a daughter. They, too, had a bitter break up. The former tennis star is at the moment relationship actor Kim Sharma.
Mahesh, in the meantime, bought married to Shvetha Jaishankar in 2002 and so they separated seven years later. In 2011, he bought married to actor Lara Dutta. They even have a daughter, Saira.