Madhuri Dixit-Nene Unveils Her Stunning New Wax Figure
Award-winning Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene has joined a host of Bollywood stars here at Madame Tussauds London! Madhuri, famed for her dazzling dancing, came in person to unveil her stunning new wax figure in front of friends and family.
The star of hit films including Devdas, Dil To Pagal Hai, Beta and M.f Hussain's Gaja Gamini is the sixth Bollywood celebrity to be honoured here at Madame Tussauds and only the second actress following Aishwarya Rai.
On meeting her double for the first time Madhuri commented “I am thrilled to be here in Madame Tussauds unveiling a wax figure of myself. It’s incredible just how detailed the figure is – they have captured my look beautifully! I feel very humbled to be included alongside other Bollywood stars and some of my personal heroes.”
Madhuri was completely involved in the creation of her figure, attending a sitting in Mumbai where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements to create this staggering likeness. Madhuri also donated the exquisite saree her figure is wearing. The figure took four months to make at a cost of £150,000.
We know Bollywood fans will be delighted as we have been inundated with requests to make Madhuri’s figure and hope they agree it is a wonderful likeness. With so many awards to her name and a career spanning over 25 years she undoubtedly deserves her place here at Madame Tussauds London.
We have worked closely with the Indian film industry over the last decade and the Bollywood area is one of our most popular, featuring figures of Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in a colourful, themed set. Since the introduction of the first Bollywood film star, Amitabh Bachchan, in 2000 Asian visitors have increased and the Bollywood factor has spread worldwide. A number of Madame Tussauds around the world feature Indian film stars and a travelling Bollywood exhibition, showcasing five icons from the genre, will be visiting all 12 attractions over the next two years.