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Bollywood superstar, Kareena Kapoor 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.
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. Fans travelled from across the globe just to get a glimpse of her this morning, showing the loyalty of the global megastar’s fans.
On seeing her wax figure for the first time Kareena said, “It is an honour 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.
Said a fan on meeting Kareena, “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!”
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.