Photos: Madame Tussauds brings Madhubala back to life

Yesteryear actor Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds.The actor’s wax figure is 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.

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The wax statue of yesteryear actor Madhubala was put on display by Madame Tussauds in New Delhi. The actor’s wax figure is styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film ‘Mughal-E- Azam’. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOto)

The wax statue of yesteryear actor Madhubala was put on display by Madame Tussauds in New Delhi. The actor’s wax figure is styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film ‘Mughal-E- Azam’. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOto)

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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.

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.

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Madhubala's sister Madhur Brij poses with her wax. Madhubala’s beauty was recognized globally when she was featured in one of the popular American Magazine’s - Theatre Arts in 1952. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Madhubala's sister Madhur Brij poses with her wax. Madhubala’s beauty was recognized globally when she was featured in one of the popular American Magazine’s - Theatre Arts in 1952. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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To honour her, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

To honour her, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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Madhubala and Jankidas Mehra in the film Daulat from 1949 . Madhubala will be the first wax figure from the classical world of Indian cinema that will be displayed in the museum that will be opened later this year.

Madhubala and Jankidas Mehra in the film Daulat from 1949 . Madhubala will be the first wax figure from the classical world of Indian cinema that will be displayed in the museum that will be opened later this year.

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Besides Madhubala, the other stars that will be having their wax figures in the capital include Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Asha Bhosle and Shreya Ghoshal. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Besides Madhubala, the other stars that will be having their wax figures in the capital include Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Asha Bhosle and Shreya Ghoshal. (Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

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