15 Years of Bollywood
Katrina Kaif reveals new ‘lookalike’ at Madame Tussauds
For the past 15 years, London’s Madame Tussauds has been welcoming visitors from around the world to their unique Bollywood exhibit, bringing the waxworks of Indian film stars to the forefront of public attention.
Last Friday, to celebrate reaching their latest milestone, the world famous attraction welcomed Bollywood royalty as Katrina Kaif was on hand to officially open a new glamorous setting for the wax figures, as well as revealing her own brand new ‘lookalike’.
The stunning star becomes the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London and her inclusion came after she was voted for by fans, just as Amitabh Bachchan was in 2000.
Katrina, who collaborated closely with the Madame Tussauds artistic team to ensure total accuracy, was delighted with the figure, which is portrayed in a dancing pose wearing a beautiful sequined white, silver and gold, two-piece outfit by Manish Malhorta.
“It’s an amazing honour to be asked to be featured alongside icons of the Indian film industry,” the actress commented.
“I have really enjoyed working with the team and am delighted with the end result. I can’t believe how detailed and accurate it is. It is just like looking in a mirror in 3D.
Madame Tussauds London’s General Manager, Ben Sweet added: “We have a long and strong relationship with the Indian film industry and our Bollywood figures are hugely popular with guests.
“We are delighted to welcome Katrina to the ever growing Bollywood A-list here, the first to be featured in a glamorous new setting where guests can get up close with some of the biggest film stars in the world, from Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, to Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit-Nene.”
Katrina’s figure was created by a team of 20 sculptors and artists over a four month period, using hundreds of precise measurements taken at a sitting in Mumbai and cost £150,000 to create.