Film star Rajinikanth’s wax figure at Jaipur museum
The statue weighs more than 55 kg and has a height of 5.9 inch.jaipur Updated: Jun 08, 2018 22:25 IST
The wax figure of actor Rajnikanth was on Friday unveiled at the Jaipur Wax Museum, Nahargarh Fort, coinciding with the release of the mega star’s new film “Kaala”.
The statue weighs more than 55 kg and has a height of 5.9 inch. A team of Wang Ping and Susanta Ray created it in three months, said the museum’s founder director Anoop Srivastava.
“Tourists, especially from Tamil Nadu, requested us to install the wax figure of the super star,” he said, adding that the museum gets tourists from South India in large numbers.
The statue, he said, was installed on Thursday and has been placed next to that of the filmstar Amitabh Bachchan in the “Hall of Icon” arena of the museum, Srivastava said.
After the installation of Rajnikanth’s wax figure, the number of statues in the museum has gone up to 36. The look of the statue is inspired from the 1999 movie Paadyappa directed by KS Ravikumar.
“The Jaipur Wax Museum will send an invitation to Rajnikanth Sir to visit it. Let’s see if he accepts our invitation,” Srivastava said, adding that the decision of making a statue is made based on the feedback from the tourists who visit the museum.
“We are working on statues of Shah Rukh and Salman Khan and the two Khans will soon be part of our collection,” he said.
The Jaipur Wax Museum’s motto has always been to entertain visitors and at inspire them at the same time. It does not follow glamour alone while deciding the celebrities for statue.
Recently, the museum installed the statue of hockey star Sandeep Singh’s as his story is very inspiring. His life changed completely when he was accidentally hit by a bullet.
Doctors and the society gave up completely on him and it was an end of a career for him but Singh through will power made a comeback to a sport, which he loved passionately and took Indian hockey to a higher level.
“We want that the next generation should get inspired with the story,” said Srivastava.
“Today, youngsters lose hope and confidence and in depression goes awry, for such people Sandeep Singh’s story is an inspiration. In future too we will keep installing wax figures of inspirational personalities”.