Nadia The Woman With A Whip

Documentary / In Development / Lifestyle Entertainment

n pre-Independence India of the 1930s, Perth-born Nadia (aka Mary Evans) became Bollywood‚s first superstar: As Hunterwali, “The Woman With A Whip”, Nadia wore a black mask and tight-fitting shorts, rode like the devil and swung wildly from chandeliers, all while brandishing a whip, which she used liberally to flog an assortment of baddies!

As India‚s struggle for freedom from British rule gained momentum, Nadia’s ‘Hunterwali’ persona of a female Robin Hood who fought against oppressive gangsters gave voice to widespread social dissent. But behind the mask, Nadia hid a secret past, and was fomenting another, more personal revolution.