PeeCee, PM Modi, Tendulkar: Indian Personalities With A Wax Doppelganger At Madame Tussauds
Stars With Statues
To have a statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is akin to immortality. The museum, which honours great personalities by creating life-like wax statues of them, is home to a several prominent Indians. From B-town celebs to sports stars and politicians, the list is growing at a quick pace.Here's a look at Indian personalities who've joined international stars and made the museum home.
Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas became the latest celebrity to join the long list of Indian personalities at Madame Tussauds. The 'Barfi' actress's wax statue, unveiled at the NYC museum, sports a red dress and even features a replica of the ring her husband Nick Jonas gave her.
Along with New York, Chopra's statue will also debut at the museum in the UK, Australia and Asia.
The Original Star
The 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan, was the first star from the Indian film industry to get a wax figure at the museum in London. He was also the first living Asian celebrity to feature there.
Later, the 'Piku' star went on to get his wax statues at the Tussauds museums in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Washington DC, San Francisco and New Delhi.
Actress and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first lady to join the array of Indian personalities with a wax sculpture at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London.
The 45-year-old actress got her first statue at the museum in 2004. She went on to get statues at the museum in New York in 2010, and later in New Delhi.
Meet PM Modi
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was honoured with a wax figure at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London in 2012.
Another statue of him was unveiled at the museum in New Delhi in 2017.
The 'Bhaijaan' of Bollywood, Salman Khan, was rated the world's 7th best looking man by People's Magazine in 2004. Following this, he was honoured with a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 2008.
In 2012, another figure of him was unveiled in New York.
Actor Varun Dhawan got a wax replica of himself at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong in 2018, making him the youngest Bollywood actor to feature at the museum. The figure sported his iconic 'Disco Deewane' pose from his debut movie 'Student Of The Year'.
The 'Slumdog Millionaire' Effect
Actor Anil Kapoor unveiled his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore in 2017. The figure was inspired by his iconic scene from the Oscar-winning movie 'Slumdog Millionaire'.
A Replica Of The 'Master Blaster'
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was honoured with a wax statue at Madame Tussauds London in 2009. He became the first Indian sportsperson to get a statue at the museum. It was unveiled on his 36th birthday.
'Baahubali' In Action
'Baahubali' star Prabhas was immortalised with a life-like statue of himself in 2016 by the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Bangkok. The actor's figure sported his signature pose from the blockbuster movie.
The 'Greek God '
Often referred to as a 'Greek God' for his good looks, actor Hrithik Roshan made his Madame Tussauds debut in London in 2011. The wax figure sported his look from the blockbuster movie 'Dhoom 2', complete with the 6-pack-abs.
Here Comes The Skipper
Captain of the Indian cricket team Virat Kohli was honoured with a wax figure in 2018, when his statue was unveiled at the museum in New Delhi.
Let's Take A Selfie
Actress Anushka Sharma got a new address in 2018. The 'Pari' actress got a interactive wax statue, the first-ever, at the Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore.
Donning a shimmery, silver gown, the replica can hold a phone inviting guests to come and click a selfie.
Bebo Gets A Twin
In 2011, Kareena Kapoor Khan was immortalised by the Madame Tussauds museum in London. The actress's statue sports her signature look from the Imtiaz Ali movie 'Jab We Met'.
Three years later, in 2014, her iconic 'Chammak Challo' look was brought to life by the museum in Singapore.
Two To Tango
'Dhak Dhak Girl' of B-town, Madhuri Dixit Nene, unveiled her statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum in London in 2012. Dixit's lookalike sported a pink saree.
The actress also has a statue the museum in New Delhi.