100 Years of Bollywood in Hollywood
Limited Time Bollywood Exhibit!
Madame Tussauds Hollywood celebrates Bollywood's 100th Anniversary by unveling 5 new figures. This Traveling Bollywood Exhibit comes to the West Coast for the first time and launched at Madame Tussauds Hollywood's courtyard.
The exhibit features incredibly lifelike wax figures of five Hindi cinema legends including: Shah Rukh Khan, one of Bollywood’s most renowned actors and often referred to as “King Khan;” Aishwarya Rai, one of the leading contemporary actresses of Indian cinema who was featured in the blockbuster action thriller Dhoom 2; Hrithik Roshan, acclaimed actor and recipient of numerous Best Actor awards; Kareena Kapoor, who is noted for her performances across a range of film genres, from romantic dramas and comedies to independent films and major Bollywood productions; and Amitabh Bachchan, regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
Blue13 Dance Company, a contemporary Indian dance theatre ensemble based here in LA, opened the event with a traditional Bollywood dance performance.
Each of the wax likenesses was created by Madame Tussauds’ team of artists in London and took approximately four months to complete at a cost of $300,000. The exhibit will remain on display through November 30th.
Madame Tussauds was originally started as a traveling exhibit before establishing a permanent home in London and eventually expanding to 14 attractions worldwide. In a nod to its 200 year old brand heritage, Madame Tussauds features several traveling exhibits each year including traveling Bollywood, The Beatles, ABBA and a Michael Jackson retrospective set.
Read about our Bollywood Exhibit in the L.A. Times