Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene unveiled her wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London on Monday, 7th March. She has become the sixth Bollywood celebrity to have her statue waxed at the historic museum. The 44-year-old Bollywood star, who is known for films like Devdas, Dil To Pagal Hai and Beta, says that she is thrilled to be the part of it.
Talking to PTI, Madhuri Dixit said, "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."
Aishwarya Rai was the first Indian actress to enter the museum back in 2004. Now, she is the second actress, who is getting this honour. Madhuri was also 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 the staggering likeness. She had even donated the exquisite saree which her wax statue is wearing. The figure took four months to build at a cost of USD 150,000.
"We're delighted to welcome Madhuri here today and to be including her figures in our A-list line-up. We know Bollywood fans will also be delighted; we have been inundated with requests to make Madhuri's figure and we 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," the PTI quotes Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds as saying.