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03-08-2012, 10:35 PM #1
Madhuri Dixit's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds
Bollywood dancing Diva, Madhuri Dixit who is known for her million-dollar smile has now joined in the league of the Bollywood celebs at Madame Tussauds Museum. Madhuri is the sixth Bollywood celebrity to be honoured here at Madame Tussauds and only the second actress, following Aishwarya. The unveiling of the wax statute of Madhuri Dixit was done earlier on Wednesday here in London. Madhur Dixit herself unveiled the statute. She was quite thrilled while unveiling her wax statute there at the museum.
Only the A-List Bollywood celebrities’ wax statutes are placed at the museum and Dixit has now joined them. The museum houses other statutes of the Bollywood celebs who include Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Now the seventh one is of Madhuri. Out of seven, only three are women actresses – rest are male actors of Hindi cinema.
Madhuri has been in Bollywodo trade for decades and since 1984, she has been working in Hindi movies endowing the cinegoers with her marvelous acting and superb dancing. The films like Tezaab, Beta, Ram lakhan, Sajan, Dil, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Dil Toh Pagal Hail and Devdas are the ones which are still imprinted on the minds of her fans.
The excited Madhuri reveals that she is super thrilled and happy unveleing her wax statute at Madame Tussauds. She says that the muemem has captured her look skillfully and beautifully. Dixit adds that she feels quite humbled to be included alongside the biggies of the trade such as Big B and Shah Rukh Khan. She also mentions that some of the males whose wax figures are placed there are her personal heroes.
Madhuri was involved in the creation of her figure from the start. She attended a sitting in Mumbai where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements to create the statue.
It has been learnt that the pink saree, the wax statute of Madhuri Dixit is wearing, has been donated by the actress herself. The saree took four months to make and it cost around 150,000 on the making. The statue also has around its neck a heavy neckpiece, and the look is complete with the perfect smile that Madhuri is known for.