Do wax statues of Bollywood stars resemble the originals?
While it’s exciting that Bollywood is getting international recognition, there is a small cause for worry – none of these waxworks looks much like the original real person! Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, are you listening?
A lot of hype and hoopla unfolds every time a Bollywood star enters the domains of the international wax museum called Madame Tussaud’s. Just like it happened when news broke that Kareena Kapoor’s wax figurine would be unveiled at the museum in Blackpool, in the United Kingdom. While it is good news that Hindi film stars get international fame, there is a small cause for worry. If you look at photographs of the RA.One actor standing next to her wax statue, you notice the two look very different. And that is the case with all the Bollywood wax statues that we have seen. Unlike the other international celebrities, Bollywood figurines don’t resemble our stars. Take a look at statues of other star-actors and tell us what you think. Do you agree with us?
First Published: 11.43 AM IST 11.03.2011