Launch of first ever permanent Indian celebrity wax figure.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | March 28, 2011
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong has unveiled its first ever permanent Bollywood wax figure – Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most prominent figures in the history of Indian cinema on Saturday, 26th March, 2011. Shining in the attraction’s Hall of Fame to unveil the new celebrity figure is officiating guest - award-winning Moses Chan.
With a successful career spanning across 40 years, Amitabh has won numerous accolades including four National Film Awards, three of which are in the Best Actor category, and 14 Filmfare Awards. Named as the BBC’s “Star of the Millenium”, the superstar scooped the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 4th Asian Film Awards in 2010.
Kelly Mak, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said, “There are more and more Indian visitors taking the star-studded journey through Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
We are sure that the new Amitabh Bachchan wax figure experience will appeal to our Indian visitors, who will get to meet their legendary star here, as well as other local and international visitors.”
“As a key attraction in Hong Kong, we are dedicated to promoting the city’s tourism so are excited to be able to offer our visitors even more when they visit Madame Tussauds Hong Kong,” added Mak.
Special guest, Best TV Actor Moses Chan, dressed in an enthralling red-carpet-style black suit, joined Kelly Mak and a group of professional Bollywood dancers to unveil Amitabh’s wax figure. The ceremony kicked off with a dynamic Bollywood dance performance, reminiscent of the Bollywood movie glamour. The dancers then led Moses Chan and Kelly Mak out to strike an Indian pose with showbiz heavyweight Amitabh.
The Amitabh Bachchan wax figure is dressed in an Indian-style black suit and white trousers, as seen in the opening of Salon du Cinema at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris in 2009.
Amitabh’s wax figure will be displayed against an exquisite Indian facade adorned with light bulbs. Guests will enjoy a theater-style lighting show inspired by Amitabh’s movie “Aladin” when they get closer to the iconic movie star and meet him “in person”. The wax figure will be permanently displayed in the World Premiere zone at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.