Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor’s much awaited wax statue will have to wait a little longer. News has it that the actress’s wax statue would not be unveiled in Madame Tussauds, London but in a small English town called Blackpool.
For months there has been speculation about Bebo’s debut at the renowned wax museum. Earlier reports had suggested that Kareena was to be immortalised in her Chameli avatar, and her statue would be unveiled on August 15, just a day before boyfriend Saif Ali Khan`s birthday. But things took a different turn it seems.
Sources have revealed to a daily that her look hasn’t been finalized as yet. The source said, "Initially, the Kareena camp leaked reports that her wax statue was to be unveiled on August 15. Now that the date is upon us, they are saying the event has been postponed to October and that the statue might be unveiled in Blackpool."
Does that mean Kareena will be deprived of an elite company? Looks like. So far, six Indians have found place at Madame Tussauds which is famous for its wax statues. These include Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Hrithik Roshan.
A source close to Kapoor however claimed that Bebo’s statue will be transported to London later. "Bebo`s statue will be unveiled at a new Madame Tussauds in Blackpool and later transported to London. The idea is to start off a new Madame Tussauds in Blackpool with Bebo`s statue," he said.
Designer Manish Malhotra was given the job of deciding Bebo`s look at Madame Tussauds and he gave three options -- her characters in ‘Karan Johar`s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, Imtiaz Ali`s ‘Jab We Met’ and Sudhir Mishra`s ‘Chameli. But the final look is yet to be decided.
While many people feel that the story was generated by Kareena herself, a friend of the actress refuted the allegations and said, "Bebo is not a nobody who needs to plant stories, trying to prove how she is in demand.”