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All dolled up and nowhere to go?

While Katrina Kaif fans are waiting with bated breath for her Barbie doll to make its debut at the Barbie museum in the tony New York store Bloomingdale’s, we has found out that the doll display no longer exists.

entertainment Updated: Jun 17, 2009 17:32 IST
Kirti Mehta

While Katrina Kaif fans are waiting with bated breath for her Barbie doll to make its debut at the Barbie museum in the tony New York store Bloomingdale’s, we has found out that the doll display no longer exists.

“Unfortunately, the Barbie display at Bloomingdale’s was only temporary and no longer exists. There will be no display of the Indian Barbie doll,” says Liz McGovern, director of public relations, Bloomingdale’s.

When the news first came out about the Barbie based on Kat, the actress was quoted as saying, “It’s flattering and a lot of fun. The Barbie modelled on me will enter the [Bloomingdale’s] museum along with another one-of-a-kind limited edition Barbie. The new Barbie doll will look just like me.”

Toymaker Mattel, which manufactures Barbie dolls, did not want to comment on how the Katrina doll would find a place in a non-existent display. The doll is still being made, apparently, though there is no definite date of unveiling and also no sketches to prove its existence. The Mattel spokesperson says, “As a part of the usual process, we cannot share the sketches. The final doll will, of course, be unveiled later.”

He adds, “From Mattel’s end, we have a top-notch designer on this project, and we are working very closely with Katrina’s team as well.” Will all this work ever be visible to fans? Hard to say.