Almost four months after he posed for it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally joins other global leaders at the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum.
The wax doppelgänger of Prime Minister Modi is at display at three locations from Wednesday – Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. And each figure cost 150,000 pounds (Rs 1.5 crore) to make.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his wax version which was dressed in white kurta and pyjama and cream ‘Modi jacket’ with hands folded in his trademark namaste, in New Delhi on Monday, before the wax model flies to London to be installed at the Madame Tussauds museum there and put at display from April 28.
“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure,” PM Modi said after the unusual meeting, reported NDTV.
General Manager, Edward Fuller was quoted telling Livemint, “We will be delighted to welcome Mr Modi to the world stage at Madame Tussauds, London”. He added, “It’s wonderful that he had the opportunity to see his figure in India earlier this week before the public gets the chance to meet him here.”
A new branch of Madame Tussauds is set to open in New Delhi as part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, announced during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK last November.