Madhuri Dixit Nene will be the next Bollywood star to be immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds, London.
The actress will now the join the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor.
The news was confirmed from Madame Tussauds team itself, who stated, “The Madame Tussauds team are so excited about 2012 - and we've got another new figure announcement for you. The next Bollywood star to join Madame Tussauds London will be Madhuri Dixit-Nene. She will be joining the attraction in March 2012.”
“The award winning actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene is the latest Indian film star set to join the A-list line up here at Madame Tussauds London. Madhuri, famed for her dazzling dancing, has already given a sitting to our sculptors in Mumbai and is expected to unveil her likeness here in March.
The decision to include Madhuri is set to delight Bollywood fans around the world as we are constantly inundated with requests to feature Madhuri. Her figure will make a stunning new addition to our Bollywood area which continues to grow in popularity every year. With so many awards to her name and a career spanning over 25 years she undoubtedly deserves her place here and we expect huge interest in the figure when she takes up residence next year!,” they added.
Madhuri Dixit is thrilled to join her Bollywood counterparts in this honor.
“I am really thrilled I am going to be included at Madame Tussauds. It's a real mark of achievement and to be recognized for ones art and work. It's also wonderful to be following in the footsteps of other Bollywood stars and some of my personal heroes,” said Madhuri Dixit to TOI.
Madame Tussauds team also said that Madhuri Dixit will be very involved in the creation of her wax figurine.
“To ensure total authenticity, Madhuri will be closely involved in the creation process, collaborating with our team to agree the pose and even donating a Manish Malhotra sari for her figure to wear. Her hair will flow loosely over her shoulders, styled to show off her long tresses to full effect,” they said.
“Madhuri's figure will be in good company here at Madame Tussauds London joining five of the biggest names in Indian cinema - Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. The figure will cost £150,000 to create and take a team of sculptors, hair, makeup and wardrobe experts four months to create,” they added.