New Delhi: Looks like Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal has won the best award of her life. She will soon be immortalised in the form of wax at Madame Tussaud’s museum, which is due to open in June 2017 in Connaught Place, New Delhi. She is the first Indian singer who is going to have a statue in the world known museum, where waxworks of famous people get displayed. “I am thrilled to be a part of history here at Madame Tussaud’s, and it’s an honour to be featured among such talented stars, artists, historians and renowned celebrities”, Shreya said.
Madame Tussaud’s debut in India will add to the already existing 22 Madame Tussaud museums across the world. Almost 90 percent of the work has been completed in Delhi. Interestingly, around four months are spent on each waxwork and more than 1.5 crores are required for every project. Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd. Who is responsible for it’s operation said, “We are pleased to unveil Shreya’s figure in the Delhi attraction. She is one of the most loved singers of today’s generation. We are excited to see our visitors sing along with her. She was one of the most requested figures for us to include in the attraction, and we are delighted to be able to honour those fans with this wax figure.”
Shreya’s waxwork will be seen alongside 50 other celebrities from diverse leagues such as history, sport, music, films, politics and TV. Around 500 visitors will be able to enter the museum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth wax statue will also be unveiled here. At present, his wax figures are displayed in Madame Tussaud museums at Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Many times celebrities pose like their wax figures as pranks and publicity stunts. The museum has been part of few films as well. Some sequences of the film Housefull 3 were shot in the Madame Tussauds,London.
Parts of the film Fan (2016) were shot at Madame Tussauds, making it the first Indian film to be shot there. Madame Tussauds features in the film Shanghai Knights (2003).