Read about the story of the Indian celebrities who made it to the ultimate musuem, Indians in Madame Tussauds.
Apart from our multi lingual culture and overwhelming politico, if there is one thing that made India world famous it would definitely be our unflinching and unparalleled contribution to the field of sports and performing art. India has been leading rest of the world for ages now when it comes to performing arts. Indian music, art and entertainment is revered by the rest of the world. For centuries now, the world looks upon India for inspiration on art and culture. This extraordinary treasure of talent in India has catapulted the country to the forefront of many international forums.
Today artists from India are enthusiastically making their presence felt in what we may the most celebrated international arenas. Don’t be surprised if you visit the Madame Tussauds in London someday only to get stunned by the awe-inspiring presence of the wax twins of famous Indian stars, political leaders and sports person as well. The sight of such celebrated Indians taking centre stage on a global platform and watching them share stage with internationally acclaimed faces is definite to fill our hearts with pride.
The wax twins of great Indian politicians like Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi were the first to register their presence felt in Madame Tussauds. Among our great Indian stars, star of the millennium Mr Amitabh Bachchan was the first to have his wax statue in the world renowned museums. Years went by and with the rising popularity of Bollywood worldwide, many other stars found a strong foothold in Madame Tussauds, London. Although, even on this occasion our very own film stars could not be spared from controversies. When famous stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were set to have their wax idols for the Tussauds, media reports suggested it was but arranged by agents of these stars to pump up their promotional efforts. Nevertheless, for their fans from across the world, they worried less about what was being said or written in media. All they were interested in was to pose beside their favourite stars wax statue and fulfil their dream of appearing on the same frame with their favourite stars.
Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan are always pitted against each other. There was a time when people testified on the friendship and camaraderie shared between the two. But ever since when their friendship got scarred by pride and unfortunate turn of events, media took great pleasure in pitching these friends turned foe of Bollywood always against each other. Ever since the stories of rift in their friendship started circulating, their fans across the globe hoped to see these two icons of Indian films to share the same stage again someday. What took the industry years to fulfil, Madame Tussauds achieved in a matter of a very little time span. Wax twins of Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan has been gracing the Madame Tussauds in London for many years now.
Apart from Bollywood stars, our very favourite Master Blaster, Bharat Ratna Sri Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar also has his wax twin standing in Madame Tussauds museum in his full glory. Thus, we may say that no wonder that India has lost its materialistic riches over the passage of time, but the prosperity that our country still beholds in art and culture is an astounding legacy for many civilisation to take inspiration from.