Baahubali star Prabhas will soon join an impressive list of film stars with a wax statue: He will have one of his installed at Madame Tussauds, Bangkok. “I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussauds. I’m also thankful to my guru, SS Rajamouli, for giving me the opportunity to work on this fantastic project,” the star said in a statement after the announcement.
SS Rajamouli, director of Baahubali, revealed the news on his Twitter account. He wrote: “Very happy to announce that Madame Tussauds is making a wax statue of our PRABHAS... First South Indian to be honoured thus. The statue will be unveiled at Bangkok in March 2017 and subsequently will be toured all over the world.”
Prabhas was approached by the authorities at the Tussauds museum two months ago after which he underwent a sitting in Hyderabad with the artists. As many as 350 photographs were clicked and measurements taken.
“The look was finalised a week before the shoot. My first visit to Tussauds in Hong Kong was in 2013 but I had never imagined that I would be waxed in a statue,” Prabhas said.
The statue will be in his Baahubali avatar and will be placed in the movie room alongside the statues of James Bond, Spiderman, Wolverine and Captain America. It will be unveiled in March 2017. He joins a long list of Indian celebs with wax statues, which includes Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.