NAMASTE: India’s Prime Minister meets his own wax figure
“What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing,” says Modi on the work of Madame Tussauds
It seems that Indian Prime Minister was rather pleased with himself when he came face-to-face with his very own wax figure before it departs for London at a private viewing in Delhi.
Mr Modi, who obliged to meeting himself on Wednesday 20th April, has been involved in the creation of his figure from the beginning of the process. He commented: “What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do.
“What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure.”
New wax figures of Modi, also took up residence at Madame Tussauds in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
The London figure is now travelling back from India and will join other world leaders at the world famous Baker Street location on 28 April. As well as contemporary politicians President Obama, David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Francoise Holland he will stand along side political giants of the past like Mahatma Ghandi and Winston Churchill.
“We will be delighted to welcome Mr Modi to the world stage at Madame Tussauds London,” commented General Manager, Edward Fuller. “It’s wonderful that he had the opportunity to see his figure in India earlier this week before the public get the chance to meet him here.
“His social media following shows just what immense interest there is in him and I’m sure that interest will be apparent here too as guests get the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with one of the most influential men in the world… and maybe even grab a selfie.”
Mr Modi’s figure is dressed in his signature Kurta in cream with jacket and he is featured in a traditional pose making a namaste gesture. Each figure took a team of talented artists four months and cost £150,000 to create.