Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor Khan’s stunning Madame Tussauds wax figure today took up residence at the World famous attraction’s original venue in London where it will remain for a special visit over the summer. The figure, first unveiled at Madame Tussauds Blackpool in 2011, is moving to join the Bollywood line up in London in response to overwhelming fan demand.
The award-winning actress who has starred in some of India’s top-grossing productions, is also known as a fashion icon and was closely involved in the styling of and creation of her figure. The figure wears a stunning black bejewelled dress donated by Khan herself.
Khan attending a sitting at Madame Tussauds۪ west London studios in 2011 where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements to create this staggering likeness. The figure took four months to make at a cost of 150,000 and has been a huge hit with visitors to Madame Tussauds Blackpool since it was first launched.
Matthew Clarkson, Marketing Manager at Madame Tussauds London commented, We are really pleased to welcome Kareena’s wax figure to London today and we know her fans are going to be delighted to meet her here over the summer. We have been inundated with requests for this amazing figure to come to London so our guests can get to “meet” their heroine and with Kareena joining our other Bollywood superstars until late summer, it is certainly a great time for Indian film fans to visit!”
On seeing her wax figure for the first time in 2011, Khan said, It is an honour and a privilege for me to have my own Madame Tussauds wax figure – this is a moment of pride for Indian cinema. The figure looks incredible and is so lifelike, I had to do a double take when I saw myself they have really done a superb job at capturing my essence.
The world famous attraction has worked closely with the Indian film industry over the last decade and the Bollywood area is one of its most popular, featuring figures of Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Amitabh Bachchan in a colourful, themed set. Since the introduction of the first Bollywood film star, Amitabh Bachchan, in 2000 Asian visitors to the attraction have increased and the Bollywood factor has spread worldwide with a number of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world featuring Indian film stars.
As well as Bollywood and Hollywood A-listers, Madame Tussauds London is home to a host of world famous musicians, politicians and sports personalities including the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Plus guests can enjoy Marvel Super Heroes 4D; three themed floors bring to life some of Marvel۪s best loved heroes through a mix of fun interactives, startlingly realistic Madame Tussauds wax figures and an awesome 4D film finale.