London, Mar 7: Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene today unveiled a stunning wax statue of herself at Madame Tussauds here, becoming the sixth Bollywood celebrity to find a place at the historic museum.
The 44-year-old actor, who has many hit films in her kitty including “Devdas”, “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Beta”, said she is “thrilled” to be the part of it.
“I am thrilled to be here in Madame Tussauds unveiling a wax figure of myself. It's incredible just how detailed the figure is - they have captured my look beautifully! I feel very humbled to be included alongside other Bollywood stars and some of my personal heroes,” she said.
With this honour, she became the sixth Bollywood celebrity to be the part of Madame Tussauds and the second actress following Aishwarya Rai, who entered the museum back in 2004.
Madhuri was also 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 the staggering likeness.
She had even donated the exquisite saree which her wax statue is wearing. The figure took four months to build at a cost of USD 150,000.
“We're delighted to welcome Madhuri (and her family) here today and to be including her figures 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,” said Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds.