Friday March 27, 2015. 2015 is the 15th anniversary of Bollywood at Madame Tussauds London, and to celebrate the world famous attraction has created a glamorous new setting for its Indian film stars, which was officially opened today (Friday March 27) when actress Katrina Kaif revealed her brand new wax figure.
The stunning star becomes the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London – her inclusion has a special significance as she was voted for by fans*, just as Amitabh Bachcahn was in 2000.
Katrina, who collaborated closely with the Madame Tussauds artistic team to ensure total accuracy, was delighted with the figure, which is portrayed in a dancing pose wearing a beautiful sequined white, silver and gold, two piece outfit by Manish Malhorta. “It’s an amazing honour to be asked to be featured alongside icons of the Indian film industry,” the actresss commented. “I have really enjoyed working with the team and am delighted with the end result. I can’t believe how detailed and accurate it is. It is just like looking in a mirror in 3D.”
“We have a long and strong relationship with the Indian film industry and our Bollywood figures are hugely popular with guests,” commented Madame Tussauds London’s General Manager, Ben Sweet. He continued: “We are delighted to welcome Katrina to the ever growing Bollywood A-list here, the first to be featured in a glamorous new setting where guests can get up close with some of the biggest film stars in the world, from Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, to Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit-Nene”.
Katrina’s figure was created by a team of 20 sculptors and artists over a four month period, using hundreds of precise measurements taken at a sitting in Mumbai and cost £150,000 to create.
The full Bollywood line up at Madame Tussauds London is:
o Amitabh Bachchan (2000)
o Aishwarya Rai (2004)
o Shah Rukh Khan (2007)
o Salman Khan (2008)
o Hrithik Roshan (2011)
o Madhuri Dixit-Nene (2012)
o Katrina Kaif (from March 2015)
The Bollywood factor has spread worldwide with a number of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world featuring Indian film stars.
Book online now, www.madame-tussauds.com/London, to snap a picture with your favourite Bollywood Star.