As a part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, international wax museum and popular tourist attraction, Madame Tussauds, will open its new branch in New Delhi.
The iconic Regal Building in Connaught Place will house the Madame Tussauds Museum, which will be spread over two floors.
UK-based Merlin Entertainment runs 116 attractions in 24 countries and the company will be foraying in the Indian market with the launch of Madame Tussauds in Delhi.
Madame Tussauds in London already has several Bollywood figures, and is a favourite among Indian tourists visiting UK. "Ever since we introduced Amitabh Bachchan as the first Bollywood figure in Madame Tussauds, London in 2000, we have seen how Madame Tussauds appeals to the Indian consumer, and having a permanent attraction in the heart of the country's capital made perfect sense for the evolution of the Madame Tussauds story," Merlin Entertainment's chief new openings officer, John Jakobsen, said in a statement.
The "Year of Culture 2017" will see an exciting festival of events celebrating the vibrant cultural history of the two countries.
Delhi's Madame Tussauds, the 22nd in the world, is scheduled for a mid-2017 launch in Delhi.
PS: Regal Cinema will not be shutting down.