Photos | Of celebs and legends: Inside the world of Madame Tussauds in Delhi

Madame Tussauds, the internationally famous wax museum, has opened its first Indian centre in Delhi, spread across a 2,000-square-foot floor area over two floors at the Regal cinema building in the heart of central Delhi at Connaught Place.

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A girl poses with a wax figure of Tom Cruise at Madame Tussauds in New Delhi. The internationally famous wax museum, has opened its first Indian centre in Delhi. Named after the French wax sculptor Marie Tussauds who used to assist a physician skilled in wax modelling, the wax museum in New Delhi is housed in the refurbished Regal Theatre, founded in 1932. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A girl poses with a wax figure of Tom Cruise at Madame Tussauds in New Delhi. The internationally famous wax museum, has opened its first Indian centre in Delhi. Named after the French wax sculptor Marie Tussauds who used to assist a physician skilled in wax modelling, the wax museum in New Delhi is housed in the refurbished Regal Theatre, founded in 1932. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A wax figure of former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. Madame Tussauds has been a key attraction in major cities through Europe and America. If the London museum bests others in numbers – it has more than 300 wax models – the Las Vegas one, as its website says, is the “top thing to do on the Las Vegas Strip.” (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A wax figure of former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. Madame Tussauds has been a key attraction in major cities through Europe and America. If the London museum bests others in numbers – it has more than 300 wax models – the Las Vegas one, as its website says, is the “top thing to do on the Las Vegas Strip.” (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Wax figure of Canadian singer Justin Bieber at Madame Tussauds. Madame Tussauds Delhi has begun on a modest scale. It has five entertainment zones – history, music, films, sports, and party – spread across a 2,000-square-foot area over two floors in the heart of central Delhi at Connaught Place. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Wax figure of Canadian singer Justin Bieber at Madame Tussauds. Madame Tussauds Delhi has begun on a modest scale. It has five entertainment zones – history, music, films, sports, and party – spread across a 2,000-square-foot area over two floors in the heart of central Delhi at Connaught Place. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A girl poses for a photo with a wax figure of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. Madame Tussauds has been a successful tourist attraction in places like London, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Its maiden facility in India has wax statues of Indian personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan and Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, along with many Hollywood celebrities. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A girl poses for a photo with a wax figure of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. Madame Tussauds has been a successful tourist attraction in places like London, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Its maiden facility in India has wax statues of Indian personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan and Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, along with many Hollywood celebrities. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Anshu Jain, director of Merlin Entertainment, is managing the museum’s operations. Jain, however, stresses that Tussauds is more than a museum. “In a museum, you have to watch and keep the objects at a certain distance. You can’t get on to a rickshaw with ‘Salman’ as you can here, nor ride pillion with ‘Tom Cruise’ on his bike,” he says. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Anshu Jain, director of Merlin Entertainment, is managing the museum’s operations. Jain, however, stresses that Tussauds is more than a museum. “In a museum, you have to watch and keep the objects at a certain distance. You can’t get on to a rickshaw with ‘Salman’ as you can here, nor ride pillion with ‘Tom Cruise’ on his bike,” he says. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A child poses with a wax figure of Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussauds. A total of 50 statues (60 per cent of the display is Indian content) stand at various spots in this “attraction centre”. An obvious miss seems to be the reigning superstar of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan. Aamir Khan is not here either. India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is another absence. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A child poses with a wax figure of Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussauds. A total of 50 statues (60 per cent of the display is Indian content) stand at various spots in this “attraction centre”. An obvious miss seems to be the reigning superstar of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan. Aamir Khan is not here either. India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is another absence. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A wax figure of Olympic boxer Mary Kom. Madame Tussauds wax museum is open all seven days with tickets priced at Rs 960 for adults and Rs 760 for children. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A wax figure of Olympic boxer Mary Kom. Madame Tussauds wax museum is open all seven days with tickets priced at Rs 960 for adults and Rs 760 for children. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Figures of Asha Bhosle along with Zakir Hussain at Madame Tussauds wax musuem in Delhi. The first Madame Tussauds attraction was founded in 1835 on Baker Street in London. Operational for over 200 years, today it has 23 flagship sites globally. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Figures of Asha Bhosle along with Zakir Hussain at Madame Tussauds wax musuem in Delhi. The first Madame Tussauds attraction was founded in 1835 on Baker Street in London. Operational for over 200 years, today it has 23 flagship sites globally. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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People pose alongside a wax figure of Lady Gaga. Apart from rubbing shoulders with their favourite celebrities for some amazing photo opportunities, guests can also partake in exciting activities and buy special merchandise at the attraction. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

People pose alongside a wax figure of Lady Gaga. Apart from rubbing shoulders with their favourite celebrities for some amazing photo opportunities, guests can also partake in exciting activities and buy special merchandise at the attraction. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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