Madame Tussauds is all set to open a New Delhi branch where fans of Indian cinema will meet the wax figure of late actress Madhubala, reports news agency PTI. Madhubala, who is often called 'The Venus Of Indian Cinema,' is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds New Delhi, which opens later this year. Madhubala who is considered as an iconic female celebrity of Indian cinema, will have her wax figure styled based on her character Anarkali from the classic film Mughal-E- Azamdirected by K. Asif, for which she received wide recognition.
- India's first Madame Tussauds wax museum will open in Delhi this year
- Madhubala's Anarkali will be immortalized at Madame Tussauds
- Big B, Shah Rukh Khan and Sachin Tendulkar's statues will also be there
"We are glad to have the figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Delhi. She continues to rule the hearts of billions of fans in the nation. We are sure that her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to click a selfie and relive a special moment with her and be transported back to the golden era of cinema," Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director Merlin Entertainments (who own the Tussauds Group) India, told PTI.
Madhubala appeared in classics like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Mr. & Mrs. 55, Kala Paani and Howrah Bridge. Madhubala gained global recognition when she featured in a popular American magazine in 1952. A commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008 in her memory, reports PTI. She died in 1969 at the age of 36.
Located in the heart of Delhi - Connaught Place at Regal Cinema - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, actor Amitabh Bachchan, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and American pop star Lady Gaga's statues are some of the other star attractions Madame Tussauds New Delhi will put on their display.
(With inputs from PTI)