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Photos: Deepika Padukone unveils wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

Fans of global sensation, Deepika Padukone, were left seeing double at Madame Tussauds London today as the star visited the Baker Street attraction to officially unveil her first ever figure.

The surprise appearance thrilled a select group of fans who had been invited along to get a sneak peek of Deepika’s likeness before the attraction opened to the public. Little did they know that the star herself would join them.

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Renowned for her starring role in films including Piku, Padmaavat & XXX: Return of Xander Cage, the actress has been involved in the creation of her figure from the outset and has even donated the glamourous gown that she wore at the 2016 IIFA Awards.

Expressing her thoughts, Deepika Padukone said, “As a little girl, I was a very curious kid. For me, purpose is something that is very important. However big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. After I got a call from Madame Tussauds London I was really happy and excited but over a few days, I thought what is the purpose of this? Why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind?”

Deepika continued: “The cause of mental health is very close to my heart. It is something that I am extremely passionate about. I said that’s it, I would like for my fans, when they see my figure, I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental health, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”

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The launch of Deepika’s figure coincides with the arrival of a new interactive dance wall in the attraction’s A List party room, where guests can take part in virtual dance coaching sessions to perfect their skills.

Visiting Madame Tussauds London for the first time since her childhood, Deepika brought along her family to mark her official induction in to the world-famous attraction. Millions of Deepika’s followers across the globe were also able to get in on the action as the star live streamed moments from the big reveal. She was accompanied by her husband Ranveer Singh, her family and in-laws, all flew into London last night for the event.

Deepika fans should also keep their eyes peeled for a second figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi later in 2019.
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Katrina Kaif unveils her wax figure at Madame Tussauds London

Katrina Kaif's wax figure at  Madame Tussauds LondonBollywood superstar came face-to-face with her wax figure for the first time at Madame Tussauds London yesterday evening, 27th March 2015.

The Jab Tak Hai Jaan actress unveiled her dancing pose wax figure and met her die-hard UK fans at the launch, which was also attended by her siblings who reside in London. 

2015 is the 15th anniversary of Bollywood at Madame Tussauds London and to celebrate, the world famous attraction has created a glamorous new setting for its Indian film stars, which was officially opened yesterday when Katrina Kaif revealed her brand new wax figure.

The stunning star becomes the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London – her inclusion has a special significance as she was voted for by fans, just as Amitabh Bachcahn was in 2000.

Kaif’s wax figure wears a sequined white, silver and pink, two piece outfit by celebrity designer Manish Malhotra. 

“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,” said the 31-year-old actress.

Speaking to press at the launch, Katrina revealed that she never had the chance to visit Madame Tussauds during the few years that she lived in London. She also expressed her desire to have her wax figure placed next to Hollywood hearth-throb Johnny Depp’s wax figure. 

Watch a video of the unveiling here:

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Katrina Kaif can’t wait to unveil her wax figure in London

Katrina Kaif at L'Oreal AwardsBollywood superstar Katrina Kaif can’t wait to unveil her wax figure at the world-famous London attraction, Madame Tussauds, on Friday 27th March. 

Speaking to press about her soon-to-be unveiled wax figure at the  L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2015 held in Mumbai recently, Kaif said, “It was really exciting when I first heard the news. It is something which will be there forever. I have grown up in London for a few years, so it brings back lot of nice memories. I would be launching it on March 27 in London at the main Madame Tussauds and I am really looking forward to it.”

2015 is the 15th anniversary of Bollywood at Madame Tussauds London, and to celebrate the world-famous attraction has created a glamorous new setting for its Indian film stars, including a brand NEW wax figure of Katrina Kaif, which guests can visit from Saturday March 28, 2015.

The stunning star has become the seventh Bollywood actor to be honoured with a figure at Madame Tussauds London – her inclusion has a special significance as she was voted for by fans*, just as Amitabh Bachcahn 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.

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.

The Dhoom:3 actress is currently working on Fitoor with Aditya Roy Kapur and Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor. Kaif also filmed for Phantom with actor Saif Ali Khan in the English capital last year, which will release in UK cinemas later this year through Disney UTV.  

Follow @sunnymalik on Twitter for exclusive photos from the launch taking place this Friday. 

Katrina Kaif to launch her wax figure in London on Friday, 27th March

Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif will descend into London this week to launch her wax figure at Madame Tussauds on Friday, 27th March 2015.

The Bang Bang actress won a public poll last year, beating Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, to become the next Bollywood star to have a wax figure made in her likeness for the world-famous tourist attraction. 

Fans can win a chance to attend the launch by entering a competition online: 

Katrina’s wax figure will be on public display at Madame Tussauds London from 28th March 2015. 

Kareena Kapoor Khan visits Madame Tussauds London

Kareena Kapoor Madame Tussauds LondonAward winning Bollywood actress, Kareena Kapoor Khan, recently visited her staggeringly lifelike wax figure at Madame Tussauds London and gave its glamorous new look her seal of approval after donating a stunning new outfit. The figure has undergone a dazzling restyle and now wears a beautiful red sari with gold waist detailing and jewellery inspired by the outfit worn by Kareena in the film Ra.One while performing the song ‘Chammak Chalo’. Fans can visit Kareena’s figure for a limited time this summer, before it returns to Madame Tussauds Blackpool in the Autumn.

On seeing her redressed wax figure, Khan said: “The sari looks really pretty, really spectacular – and I always think that the figure’s eyes are just like mine.”

She added, “I wanted my fans to see my figure in an outfit that was known and loved from one of my films, and my favourite outfit to wear out is a sari, so I jumped at the chance to redress my Madame Tussauds figure in one. This is a moment I’ll treasure forever.”

Kareena’s figure was originally launched wearing a striking black outfit with silver jewelled embillishment. The actress gave our creative team a sitting in Mumbai, where they took hundreds of precise measurements and reference photographs, and was closely involved in styling the overall look of her figure. In all, the figure took the talented team four months to complete at a cost of £150,000.

Fans can visit Kareena’s redressed figure in our incredibly popular Bollywood area, alongside four other major names in Indian cinema – Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. The world famous attraction recently gave fans the opprtunity to choose which female Bollywood star (between Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone) will be honoured with a wax figure next year via an online public poll, and will announce the results soon.

MADHURI DIXIT-NENE UNVEILS HER STUNNING NEW WAX FIGURE

Madame Tussauds London today welcomed award-winning Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene. Madhuri, famed for her dazzling dancing, was at the world famous attraction to unveil her stunning new wax figure in front of friends and family.

The star of hit films including Devdas, Dil To Pagal Hai, Beta and M.f Hussain’s Gaja Gamini is the sixth Bollywood celebrity to be honoured by Madame Tussauds London and only the third actress following Aishwarya Rai who entered the attraction back in 2004 in Kareena Kapoor who unveiled her statue last year in Blackpool.

On meeting her double for the first time Madhuri commented “It is hard to imagine yourself like this and meeting my wax double today is very surreal, it feels like an out of body experience. I would like to congratulate the team at Madame Tussauds London as they have done a beautiful job!”

Madhuri was completely involved in the creation of her figure, attending a sitting in Mumbai where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements to create this staggering likeness. Madhuri also donated the exquisite sari her figure is wearing. The figure took four months to make at a cost of £150,000.

Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds London commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Madhuri (and her family) here today and to be including her figure in our A-list line-up. We know Bollywood fans will also be delighted; we have been inundated with requests to make Madhuri’s figure and we hope they agree it is a wonderful likeness. With so many awards to her name and a career spanning over 25 years she undoubtedly deserves her place here at Madame Tussauds London.”

The world famous attraction has worked closely with the Indian film industry over the last decade and the Bollywood area is one of its most popular, featuring figures of Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in a colourful, themed set. Since the introduction of the first Bollywood film star, Amitabh Bachchan, in 2000 Asian visitors to the attraction have increased and the Bollywood factor has spread worldwide. A number of Madame Tussauds around the world feature Indian film stars and a travelling Bollywood exhibition, showcasing five icons from the genre, will be visiting all 12 attractions over the next two years.

As well as Bollywood and Hollywood A-listers, Madame Tussauds London is home to a host of world famous musicians, politicians and sports personalities including the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Plus guests can enjoy Marvel Super Heroes 4D; three themed floors bring to life some of Marvel’s best loved heroes through a mix of fun interactives, startlingly realistic Madame Tussauds wax figures and an awesome 4D film finale.

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