Deepika Padukone to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds, see first pic here

Deepika Padukone follows in the footsteps of Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to become the latest Indian celebrity to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds museum.

bollywood Updated: Jul 23, 2018 19:03 IST
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Deepika Padukone said the only time she visited Madame Tussauds museum was as a child with her parents and is very excited to have her statue there now. (AFP)

Deepika Padukone will soon get a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museums in London and New Delhi, the actor said in a Facebook live video from the British capital. Deepika follows in the footsteps of Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif to be immortalised in wax at the popular museum.

“It’s fun, exciting and in a way I feel a lot of gratitude because you know when you give your fans a little more than just the movies, then it’s really, really special. I hope they enjoy it as much as we enjoy creating it,” Deepika said in the announcement video.

She said that the only time she’d visited the museum was in London, with her parents when she was a child. To get the call to have her own statue exhibited made her “Very, very excited.”

“The only time I visited Madame Tussauds was in London when I was very little with my parents. That memory has sort of stayed with me, obviously. And then to receive a letter and now to be a part of that, and to actually experience what goes into making these wax figures. I think Madame Tussauds is so iconic in so many ways so it’s really special,” she said.

Deepika even posted the very first pictures of her statue being made, with a photograph of the hers for reference. In the picture, we can see samples of eyes that might end up on Deepika’s statue.

Deepika is currently in London getting her measurements taken for the process. Asked whom she’d like her statue to be placed next to, she said, “I think near fun people so that we can have our own little party there. But I think just to be part of this legacy of people who have achieved so much in life is exciting enough.” Deepika’s statue will be placed in the A-list category.

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First Published: Jul 23, 2018 15:32 IST