Limited Time! Traveling Bollywood Exhibit!
Madame Tussauds New York Goes Bollywood!
The Madame Tussauds Traveling Bollywood Exhibit arrived at Madame Tussauds New York on Thursday, March 7th.
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.
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 be featured as part of Madame Tussauds New York’s “Bollywood Zone” and remain on display through July 12.
The award winning junior dance group from AATMA Performing arts opened the event with a performance combining elements of both traditional and modern Indian dance styles. The group recently took 1st place at the “Dance Pe Chance” competition hosted by the Federation of Indian Associations.
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.