Friday, 9 March 2012

Madame Tussaud’s unveils Madhuri Dixit waxwork

Madame Tussaud’s Museum unveiled a waxwork of the legendary Madhuri Dixit this week in a move considered by most Bollywood fans as being long overdue.
Dixit – or Madhuri Dixit-Nene as she is known nowadays – was resplendent in a beautifully embroidered lime coloured sari as she posed with the $150,000 creation which took four months to put together.
The new waxwork was a definite departure from the slightly less than authentic lookalikes of the other Bollywood star statues already on display at the popular Museum, capturing Madhuri at her voluptuous best; just as she is remembered from her Bollywood hey days of the 1990’s.
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 by Madame Tussauds London and only the second actress following Aishwarya Rai who entered the attraction back in 2004.

On meeting her double for the first time Madhuri commented “It is hard to imagine yourself like this and meeting my wax double today is very surreal, it feels like an out of body experience. I would like to congratulate the team at Madame Tussauds London as they have done a beautiful job!”

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 sari her figure is wearing.
 -    UKAsian Staff

Madame Tussaud’s unveils Madhuri Dixit waxwork

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