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Uma Thurman to star in Vishal Bhardwaj's next

Vishal Bharadwaj may direct the Kill Bill actress in a film based on the life of Fearless Nadia. Vajir Singh tells more.

india Updated: May 03, 2007 16:57 IST
Vajir Singh
Vajir Singh

Hollywood actress Uma Thurman may act in Vishal Bharad waj’s next project, based on the life of Australian-born Nadia aka Fearless Nadia. On a quest for realistic cinema, the director of Omkara, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, plans to capture Nadia’s life on reel..with Uma Thurman as lead.

UTV Motion Pictures will produce the film. However, the production house is not keen to reveal much. Siddharth Roy Kapoor, marketing head of UTV, confirms that Bharadwaj will be directing his next for their production house.

<b1>But when asked about the project, he says, “I’m not in a position to comment on what we are doing.” Bharadwaj had been toying with the idea of making this film for a couple of years with Thurman as the lead. He even approached her with the role last year. Apparently, she has now approved the story and has asked for the final script.

When asked to comment, Roy Kapoor says, “I can’t react or say anything on this. Wait for a few months and our company will officially announce every detail about the project.”

Facts about Nadia
Fearless Nadia was born Mary Evans in Perth, Australia. She migrated to India as a child.

She was born to an English father and Greek mother. Mary Evans changed her name to ‘Nadia’ on the advice of a fortune-teller.
She began working in a circus in the early 1930s. It is here that she took on the name Fearless Nadia.
The tall, blue-eyed blonde began her film career several years later in Hindi films. She was best known for portraying the masked, cloaked adventuress


(aka ‘

The Lady Hunter’

) in 1935.
She acted in over 50 films in India. She married producer-director Homi Wadia in the early 1960s and retired from films.
Her grandson produced a documentary in 1993 titled Fearless- The Hunterwali Story.
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