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Strike a pose: Modi gets measured for Madame Tussauds statue

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
Mar 17, 2016 10:31 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the ranks of prominent global leaders at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok next month, the world famous wax museum announced on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the ranks of prominent global leaders at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok next month, the world famous wax museum announced on Wednesday.

An artist takes measurements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wax statue, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
An artist takes measurements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his wax statue, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Describing him as a “hugely important figure in world politics”, the museum said the Indian Prime Minister had given the museum’s team of artists and experts a sitting at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year.

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“During my sitting, I observed the team carefully and was deeply impressed by its dedication, professionalism and skill. I have visited Madame Tussauds three or four times and had the pleasure of getting myself photographed standing next to the figures of various dignitaries,” Modi said in a statement to the museum.

The wax figures at each of the museum’s locations around Europe and Asia will be dressed in Modi’s “signature kurta” in cream with a jacket and he will be featured in a traditional pose “making a namaste gesture”.

Frame grab from a Madame Tussauds video showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi being measured for his wax figure. (PTI Photo)
Frame grab from a Madame Tussauds video showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi being measured for his wax figure. (PTI Photo)
The statue will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in April. (PTI Photo)
The statue will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in April. (PTI Photo)
Describing him as a “hugely important figure in world politics”, the museum said the Indian Prime Minister had given the museum’s team of artists and experts a sitting at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year. (PTI)
Describing him as a “hugely important figure in world politics”, the museum said the Indian Prime Minister had given the museum’s team of artists and experts a sitting at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year. (PTI)
Each figure took a team of Madame Tussauds’ artists four months and cost around 150,000 pounds to create. (PTI)
Each figure took a team of Madame Tussauds’ artists four months and cost around 150,000 pounds to create. (PTI)
“Prime Minister Modi is a hugely important figure in world politics, a position supported by his place in the top 10 of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year List 2015,” said museum spokesperson Kieran Lancini. (PTI Photo)
“Prime Minister Modi is a hugely important figure in world politics, a position supported by his place in the top 10 of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year List 2015,” said museum spokesperson Kieran Lancini. (PTI Photo)
“Madame Tussauds has crafted figures of very distinguished dignitaries from around the world — how could I regard myself worthy of being alongside them?,” Modi said in a statement to the museum. (PTI Photo)
“Madame Tussauds has crafted figures of very distinguished dignitaries from around the world — how could I regard myself worthy of being alongside them?,” Modi said in a statement to the museum. (PTI Photo)
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