Bollywood icon Madhubala’s wax statue to grace Delhi’s Madame Tussauds

The wax statue of yesteryear actor Madhubala will feature in the Bollywood section at Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year in Delhi.

bollywood Updated: Jul 25, 2017 14:13 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year in Delhi, will feature Madhubala styled in her iconic character Anarkali from Mughal-E- Azam.

Yesteryear actor Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year.

The actor’s wax figure will be styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film Mughal-E- Azam.

Madhubala, one of the leading actors from Hindi cinema’s golden era, appeared in classics like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Mr. & Mrs. 55, Kala Paani, and Howrah Bridge, during her brief lifetime, becoming one of the highly regarded personalities in the industry.

“We are glad to have the figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Delhi. She continues to rule the hearts of billions of fans in the nation.

“We are sure that her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to click a selfie and relive a special moment with her and be transported back to the golden era of cinema,” Anshul Jain, general manager and director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, said.

Madhubala’s beauty was recognized globally when she was featured in one of the popular American Magazine’s - Theatre Arts in 1952.

To honour her, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008.

Other Bollywood stars who will have their wax figures at museum to be housed in the iconic Regal Building, include Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, along with singers Shreya Ghoshal and Asha Bhonsle.

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First Published: Jul 25, 2017 14:12 IST