New Delhi: Madame Tussauds, a renowned wax museum in London which is famous for the creation of lifelike wax figures of icons from all walks of life is ready to open its first major branch in the country soon. Founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud, the museum has branches in a number of major cities across the globe.
To everyone's surprise, its 22nd branch will be opened in the country with diverse cultures. The newest branch is set to open in the country's capital New Delhi at Regal Cinema complex located in Connaught Place (CP). This branch will pay homage to A-list celebrities from Bollywood to Hollywood.
Reportedly, statues of legendary icons like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and popular reality television star Kim Kardashian West will vie for attention at Madame Tussauds' newest branch that will be ready by mid-2017!
John Jakobsen, Chief New Openings Officer of Merlin Entertainments, said: "We are delighted to be announcing that our 22nd Madame Tussauds Attraction will be opening in Delhi. 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."
Allowing closer access than ever before, guests will be encouraged to interact with the life-like figures in "highly themed and immersive environments".
"In order to bring the attraction to life, we worked with a host of local experts to ensure an authentic visitor experience -- truly bringing to life the colour and vibrancy that encapsulates the essence of India. We have no doubt that locals and visitors alike will relish in meeting their heroes in a way that only Madame Tussauds can offer," he added.
The wax statues of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and pop star, Kim Kardashian among others will be displayed at Madame Tussauds Delhi, he said.
(with IANS inputs)