Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Fearless Nadia, Sultana of Stunts

"Fearless Nadia, a fair-skinned Australian with not a skerrick of Indian ancestry, earned her own place in Bollywood history by literally whipping and beating the baddies into submission, then lecturing them on the values of female equality and literacy in schools. She became known as "the Sultana of Stunts' and 'Hunterwali' (Hunterwoman), after her most popular and daring film, shot in 1935, in which she went around cracking a whip, earning her yet another sobriquet, Whip Lady." More.