Madame Tussauds to unveil ‘Narendra Modi wax statue’ in April

The world renowned Madame Tussauds wax museum which houses sculptures/wax works of prominent personalities across the globe, will be unveiling the wax statue of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April.

Modiji will be joining the ranks of global leaders at the Madme Tussauds museums in London, Singapore, Hongkong and Bangkok.

PM Modi’s wax figures will be dressed in the signature Kurta in cream colour with a jacket in a traditional pose, making a namaste gesture.

Each figure of Modiji, took the artists’ four months to complete and costed around £150,000 to create.

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Madame Tussauds is also set to open their new branch at New Delhi as part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017.

“Madame Tussauds has crafted figures of distinguished dignitaries from around the world — how could I regard myself worthy of being alongside them?,” Modi said in a statement

“But when I was informed that your decision had emanated from public opinion and public sentiment, I was comforted.

During my sitting, I observed the team carefully and was deeply impressed by its dedication, professionalism and skill,” he added. “I have visited Madame Tussauds three or four times and had the pleasure of getting myself photographed standing next to the figures of various dignitaries.

The company said that the statue would allow guests to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Mr Modi and even grab a selfie with him.

It added that Mr Modi had a “massive social media presence” and there was “intense public interest” in him.

IMage courtesy: BBC/abp

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