Mumbai: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone is the latest celebrity to get a wax figure at Madame Tussauds London and Delhi. Madame Tussauds London already has wax figures of Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and others.
The actor said in a Facebook live video from the British capital. “It’s fun, exciting and in a way I feel a lot of gratitude because you know when you give your fans a little more than just the movies, then it’s really, really special. I hope they enjoy it as much as we enjoy creating it,” Deepika said in the announcement video.
She said that the only time she’d visited the museum was in London, with her parents when she was a child. To get the call to have her own statue exhibited made her “Very, very excited.”
Deepika Padukone, 32, is a global star. She has Bollywood films like Om Shanti Om, Ram-Leela, Piku, Bajirao Mastani and “Padmaavat” on her resume. She debuted in Hollywood last year with Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage. Deepika also featured among TIME 100 list this year. She has also attended several high-profile Hollywood parties, including the Met Gala and Oscars after-party.
In Delhi’s Madame Tussauds branch, Deepika’s wax figure will be displayed with personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Asha Bhosle and others.
Deepika is currently in London getting her measurements taken for the process. Asked whom she’d like her statue to be placed next to, she said, “I think near fun people so that we can have our own little party there. But I think just to be part of this legacy of people who have achieved so much in life is exciting enough.” Deepika’s statue will be placed in the A-list category.
She debuted in Bollywood with 2007’s Om Shanti Om. She played Rani Padmavati in the blockbuster film “Padmaavat,” also starring Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Deepika hasn’t yet announced her next film yet.