Madame Tussauds is coming to India, the first museum will come up in Delhi.
I guess this is another missed opportunity for Mumbai, home to Bollywood and the entertainment capital of India. The first Madame Tussauds museum in India will open in Delhi (and not Mumbai).
The Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi will be located on the first and second floors of the Regal Cinema building in Connaught Place.
“We are in the final phase of launching Madame Tussauds in Delhi. The wax attraction will provide an immersive and exhilarating experience of the glittering world of renowned celebrities and personalities to the Indian audiences,” said Anshul Jain, general manager and director, Merlin Entertainments that will run Madame Tussauds in India.
Madame Tussauds, Delhi will have over 50 wax figures of famous Indian personalities from the fields of sports, cinema, politics, history and music. The Indian version, will have more of Indian celebrities, sportspersons and politicians, while around 40% of the statues will be of international celebs.
The museum will have statues of Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Bhosle, American pop singer Lady Gaga and Marie Tussaud (who started the legacy), among others. India’s first cricket ODI World Cup Winning captain Kapil Dev also has a wax statute here in Delhi.
The figurines (wax statues) will be made in London, and a separate team will maintain the statues in Delhi.
“The lifelike features of the statues have been the USP of Madame Tussauds. Since we are allowing people to touch the statues, wear and tear is unavoidable. Our team will ensure that they are as good as new each day,” the organisers said.
The museum has capacity to hold 500 visitors at any given time. Though the entry costs have not been revealed, organisers said that the prices will be affordable to cater to all sections of the society.
So Delhiites, get ready to touch and click pictures with your favourite celebrities.