Kareena Kapoor gives the seal of approval to her newly styled wax figure!
Award winning Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor, today visited her staggeringly lifelike wax figure here at Madame Tussauds London and gave its glamorous new look her seal of approval after donating a stunning new outfit. The figure has undergone a dazzling restyle and now wears a beautiful red sari with gold waist detailing and jewellery inspired by the outfit worn by Kareena in the film ‘Ra.one’ while performing the song ‘Chammak Chalo’. Fans can visit Kareena’s figure for a limited time this summer, before it returns to Madame Tussauds Blackpool in the Autumn.
“It was an honour to welcome Kareena Kapoor to Madame Tussauds London today to visit her redressed wax figure – particularly as Kareena donated the new outfit herself. Seeing Kareena alongside her figure was a real treat, and I know that fans who saw her today were delighted” said Ben Sweet, our General Manager, who added, “Kareena’s figure will take pride of place in the attraction’s Bollywood area until late summer, so fans of Indian films still have time to visit!”
"I jumped at the chance to redress my Madame Tussauds figure, this is a moment I'll treasure forever." - Kareena Kapoor
On seeing her redressed wax figure, Kareena said: "The sari looks really pretty, really spectacular – and I always think that the figure's eyes are just like mine." She added, "I wanted my fans to see my figure in an outfit that was known and loved from one of my films, and my favourite outfit to wear out is a sari, so I jumped at the chance to redress my Madame Tussauds figure in one. This is a moment I'll treasure forever."
Kareena’s figure was originally launched wearing a striking black outfit with silver jewelled embillishment. The actress gave our creative team a sitting in Mumbai, where they took hundreds of precise measurements and reference photographs, and was closely involved in styling the overall look of her figure. In all, the figure took the talented team four months to complete at a cost of £150,000.
Fans can visit Kareena’s redressed figure in our incredibly popular Bollywood area, alongside four other major names in Indian cinema – Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. The world famous attraction recently gave fans the opprtunity to choose which female Bollywood star will be honoured with a wax figure next year via an online public poll, and will announce the results soon.