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Big B first to grace Hong Kong Madame Tussauds

entertainment Updated: Apr 09, 2009 15:03 IST

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan becomes the first from Bollywood to feature at Madame Tussauds, the famous waxwork musueum, at Hong Kong.

On loan for the next three months from Madame Tussauds London, Bachchan's wax image will take his place at the "World Famous Home of the Famous" alongside Hollywood A listers such as Jackie Chan, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

The actor who has done over 100 films in his almost 40 years career first created history in the year 2000 when he became the first Indian and Asian to have his wax image installed at the London Tussauds.

"There is a growing demand for us to feature Indian film stars. Bachchan's entry here today is part of our effort to enhance the guest experience for our Indian visitors," Bret Pidgeon, General Manager, Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong and Shanghai said in a statement issued through Asianet.

Hong Kong is a popular destination for Indian tourists who also visit Madame Tussads, which displays a collection of over 100 international celebrities and world leaders.

"We anticipate that Bachchan's wax figure will be incredibly popular with the Indian community both in Hong Kong and abroad, so we'll definitely explore a more permanent tribute to the Indian film industry here at Madame Tussuads Hong Kong in the future," said Pidgeon.

Amitabh's wax figure will be on display at the musueum's World Premiere section till August 9.