Bollywood’s unforgettable actress Madhubala’s wax statue is all set to grace the Madame Tussaud’s museum in New Delhi soon. The yesteryear’s classic actress’ statue will portray her in her iconic role as Anarkali from the legendary movie Mughal-E-Azam. The film brought all sorts of fame to her, not only in that particular era, but decades later as well. Youngers have loved her in the avatar of Anarkali, which led the museum to showcase her character in its gallery.
In an address given on the occasion of the said announcement, General Manager and Director of Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, Anshul Jain, said, “We are glad to have the figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Delhi, she still continues to rule the hearts of billions of fans in the nation. We are sure that her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to click a selfie and relive a special moment with her and be transported back to the golden era of cinema.”
Madhubala was one of the leading actresses belonging to the golden era of Indian cinema. She adorned her roles in classic hits of those times like Chalti Ka Naam Gadi, Mr. & Mrs. 55, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani, etc. She achieved global recognition when she was featured in an American magazine called Theatre Arts in 1952. In 2008, a commemorative postage stamp was also issued in her honour by the Indian Post.
The Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum will open in Delhi later this year at the Regal Building. Other celebrities who will have their wax statues housed in the museum include Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Lady Gaga and Asha Bhonsle. The museum had already unveiled the wax figures of Amitabh Bachchan and Lady Gaga in January this year.
The museum has been in the news ever since it brought out the wax statues of Indian actors and actresses at the London gallery. The popularity of the same among Indians has led to the opening of its branch in Delhi.
The inclusion of Madhubala’s statue in the museum is sure to grab the attention of the people towards it, apart from the others placed therein. The museum aims to target a wider audience, including old aged fans of Madhubala, in an attempt to bring in more visitors for the place. It will certainly be interesting to note how popular the museum gets with this iconic entry.