Founded by French wax sculptor Marie Tussaud in 1761, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum was first launched in London and has slowly spread across major cities across the world. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has now opened in Delhi too.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite statues at Madame Tussauds across the world, with their original counterparts.
1. Shah Rukh Khan
In 2007, SRK got his very first statue at Madame Tussauds London. The star has his statues at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Sydney, Singapore and more. In 2015, his original statue in London got a makeover as his character Gaurav from the movie Fan.
2. Salman Khan
Salman Khan was voted the 7th best looking man in the world in a poll organized by People Magazine USA in 2004. After that in 2008, he got his statue at Madame Tussauds in London. In 2012, the actor got another statue at Madame Tussauds, New York.
3. Aishwarya Rai
In 2004, Aishwarya Rai became the first Bollywood actress to get a wax statue in Madame Tussauds, London.
The actress has a more life-like looking statue at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Sadly, she hasn’t visited it yet, but we insist you look at the detail on that one?
4. Kareena Kapoor
In 2011, Kareena Kapoor became the second actress to get her statue at Madame Tussauds, London. Her signature look from Jab We Met’s hit song Mauja Hi Mauja has been immortalized there. In 2014, she got another one where her signature looks from Ra One’s song Chammak Challo is sculpted at Madame Tussauds, Singapore.
5. Katrina Kaif
In 2015, Katrina Kaif also got her statue at Madame Tussauds in London. 20 artists worked together in order to sculpt this one.
6. Anil Kapoor
Known for his smashing role in Slumdog Millionaire, Kapoor got his wax statue at Madame Tussauds, Singapore two months ago. TBH, his statue looks more like him than he himself does in the second picture.
7. Sachin Tendulkar
In 2009, Tendulkar became the first Indian sportsperson to get his statue at Madame Tussauds in London. The Master Blaster decided to dress up like his statue and unveiled it on his 36th birthday in London.
8. PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, got his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bangkok in 2012. Striking his most popular pose, wearing his signature (what used to be called) Nehru jacket (which has now become the Modi jacket).
9. Amitabh Bachchan
The angry young man was the first Asian and Bollywood celebrity to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London. Not just that, the actor even has a wax statue at Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Washington DC, San Francisco museums and more.
10. Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan recently unveiled is wax statue in at the Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong. He was seen striking his signature ‘Saturday Saturday’ pose with his statue when he unveiled the statue. His parents David and Karuna Dhawan also posed with the statue.