Madame Tussauds museum will make its foray in India soon. It will open its doors to the public on December 1. It is placed within the complex of Regal Cinema in Connaught Place. This is the 23rd Madame Tussauds museum worldwide. It will house statues of famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tom Cruise, Sachin Tendulkar, Kim Kardashian, Milkha Singh, Kim Kardashian among others.
The museum is spread over two floors with 50 exhibits, worked on by more than 20 international artists. Each statue was made a cost of Rs. 1.5 crore. The museum has not just statues. There is also a counter wherein you can get your hand cast in wax in any mudra and take it home as a souvenir. There is also a virtual hockey game in the sports section. The tour will end with a shopping detour at the merchandise shop. The T-shirts, mugs sold at the shop are all imported from London.
It can take up to 6 months to build a single wax statue. 15 hours to make eyes out of resin, 30 hours to make each tooth out of acrylic, 50 hours for the wax head to be colored and a whopping 140 hours to place every strand of hair on the statue’s scalp using a forked needle.
#1 Scarlett Johannson
#2 Zakir Hussain
#3 Kate Winslet
#4 Milkha Singh
#5 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
#6 Michael Jackson
#7 Amitabh Bachchan
#8 Kim Kardashian and Will Smith
#9 Ranbir Kapoor