This week has been a busy week for Bebo. Ra.One – the superhero thriller featuring Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan released on Diwali, but another big release was to happen too! After a series of male Bollywood stars – Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Hrithik Roshan – being added to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London over the years, Kareena Kapoor becomes the second female Bollywood star after Aishwarya Rai to be added to the collection. (For images of Big B, SRK, Sallu, Hrithik & Ash’s figures click here).
Earlier today, Bebo came face to face with her brand new wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool to mark the launch of the attraction’s all new Bollywood exhibition, which will be at Madame Tussauds until January 2012.
On seeing her wax figure for the first time Kareena said: “It is an honor and a privilege for me to have my own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and even more so to launch a global Bollywood exhibition. This is a moment of pride for Indian cinema.”
“The figure looks incredible and is so life like, I had to do a double take when I saw myself – they have really done a superb job at capturing my essence.”
A special Bollywood room has been created within Madame Tussauds Blackpool just for this special exhibition, which will be at the attraction until January, before moving to Bangkok. Other Bollywood figures on show include: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan and an all NEW figure of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Kareena’s figure, which took four months to create at a cost of £150,000, will take pride of place at the new Blackpool attraction alongside other figures from the world of TV, music and sport. The attraction is the first Madame Tussauds in the UK outside of London and features highly interactive sets and experiences, where visitors can literally step into their TV and join the likes of Susan Boyle, Lady Gaga and Gok Wan.
Earlier, the rumor was that it was Kareena’s look in “Chameli” that was considered for the wax sculpture. However, the final winning look is Kareena’s look from “Jab We Met.” Check out the pictures from the Museum below and rock out to “Mauja Mauja” from Jab We Met!
Kareena, star of over 40 films, whose last three films feature in the top five Bollywood box office blockbusters of all time, is an icon in the world of Bollywood and over 1,000 fans came to meet her at the launch in Blackpool today. Fans traveled from across the globe just to get a glimpse of her this morning, showing the loyalty of the global megastar’s fans.
Fan Amil Singh aged 24 from Birmingham on meeting Kareena said: “She is absolutely beautiful, she looks just like she does on film. Plus her figure is amazing – so glamorous just like the real Kareena. The whole Bollywood experience is magical and a real must see for all, whether they are Bollywood fans or not!”