As much as I was amazed inside Madame Tussauds I was very very proud. Proud because there were so many Indians whose statues were standing tall in that coveted wax museum. Indians have made their mark everywhere and Madame Tussauds was no different. I was smiling ear to ear when I saw people posing with Amitabh Bachchan with the same fervor as with Brad Pitt. It was indeed an overwhelming sight.
My last post was all about the engineering and hard work that goes into the making of these flawless statues and this is all about the Indians who have managed to make a place for themselves there. So without any further ado here goes the list:
- Amitabh Bachchan : He doesn’t need an introduction here, other than that he was the first Bollywood actor to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, London. Along with that he was also the first Asian to get a wax statue, isn’t it a big deal ?
- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Next in line is the most beautiful women in the world, none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. I liked how her statue was draped in a bright red saree. Not to miss are the jewellery detailing.
- Shah Rukh Khan: Next is the person who makes me weak in my knees, the undisputed king or as we all call him the “Badshaah” of bollywood, none other than Shah Rukh Khan. I spent most of my time around him, for very obvious reasons.
- Salman Khan: Next up we have another Khan, “bhai” of the B Town Salman Khan. A big thumbs up for the biceps and the way the denim jacket is placed over his shoulders.
- Hrithik Roshan: Next is the Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan. Without even taking a second I could tell that this was his Dhoom look. Plus points the unbuttoned shirt, low waist jeans and yes the six pack abs.
- Katrina Kaif: Next up we have the beautiful Katrina Kaif. It might sound a little weird to all of you but I found her statue to be the closest to the real. Loved her Bollywood drenching stance and outfit.
- Madhuri Dixit and Kareena Kapoor: Graceful Madhuri Dixit and beautiful Kareena Kapoor are also immortalised at Madame Tussauds. The surprising thing was when I visited their statues weren’t there. Not sure if they actually moved it away or was undergoing some changes. I didn’t get to see either of their statues. My friends who went a month later saw Madhuri Dixit’s statue while Kareena Kapoor’s was still not there. Wonder why ?
- Sachin Tendulkar: The only Indian sports personality who has made it to the coveted wax museum is the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. The God of cricket surely deserved every bit of this honor.
- Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi: These two statues were a surprise package for me. For all the aforementioned I had some idea and I was expecting them to see but I had no clue that Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi were also immortalised at Madame Tussauds.
The list ends here. I hope to see many more Indians making their way into this popular wax museum. There is no better feeling that seeing your own country standing tall with the rest of the world.