Kareena Kapoor has revealed that she personally came up with the idea of styling her Madame Tussauds wax figure on the ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ track from Jab We Met.
The inspiration for the Tussauds look was previously rumoured to be Kapoor’s character from 2004 release Chameli.
Unveiling the wax model in Blackpool, the star told Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik: “Madame Tussauds wanted the look from Jab We Met. The film is one of my most iconic films in my career.
“I told them to take it from one of the songs from the movie. They conducted a survey amongst themselves and they felt that the ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’ look was western and they did not want a western look for me.
“I then suggested ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ because it has a lot of ethnic work top and harem pants. It was also the most popular song in the film.”
Kapoor won a number of awards for her performance as Geet Dhillon in the Imtiaz Ali-directed production. ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’ popularised a trend for Bollywood dance tracks to feature in the closing credits of a film.
The 31-year-old star’s figure took four months to complete at a cost of £150,000.
A special Bollywood section has been created within Madame Tussauds Blackpool, which also showcases the figures of Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.