New Delhi, Nov 24 (NIA) – The world renowned Madame Tussauds wax museum, will open a branch in the Indian capital New Delhi in mid 2017, a statement by Merlin Entertainments, a leading visitor attraction operator said on Thursday.
“We are delighted to announce that the 22nd Madame Tussauds will open in Delhi. Ever since we introduced actor Amitabh Bachchan as the first Bollywood figure in London in 2000, we saw how it appealed to Indian consumers,” the statement said.
“Having a permanent attraction in the heart of the country’s Capital made perfect sense for the evolution of the Madame Tussauds story,” said John Jakobsen, the chief new openings officer at Merlin Entertainments, which is bringing the attraction to Delhi.
The original Madame Tussauds in the United Kingdom is well known for its detailed and life-like wax figures.
The Time of India reported that since the museum is quite popular with Indian tourists, wax figures of Indian celebrities have been added to its collection over the last two decades.
The two-storey attraction in Delhi will feature film personalities as well as icons from the world of sports, music, etc.
Some of the Indian personalities showcased at the Madame Tussauds museum in UK include ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, politicians Indira Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan and sportsman such as Sachin Tendulkar.