Hrithik unveils his wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Thursday, January 20, 2011

MUMBAI - Bollywood heartthrob Hrithink Roshan Thursday came face-to-face with his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. In homage to one of his most famous roles in the 2006 hit Dhoom: 2, he is shown in a short-sleeved, unbuttoned shirt, showcasing his famous toned body.

I cant believe Im here in Madame Tussauds unveiling a wax figure of myself. Its incredible just how detailed the figure is - theyve really captured my look. Im truly honoured to be included and hope my fans will like seeing the figure, Hrithik said in a statement.

The actor, who has hits like Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Dhoom:2, Krrish and Jodhaa Akbar”, among others, under his belt is the youngest male actor from India to be honoured by the prestigious Madame Tussauds wax museum.

Roshan was completely involved in the creation of the figure. He attended two sittings in Mumbai and London where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements. Hirthik also donated the red shirt and dark blue jeans his figure is wearing, a source said.

The figure took four months to make at a cost of 150,000 pounds and joins fellow Indian film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in the special Bollywood section of the museum.

To coincide with the launch of Hrithiks new figure, a new interactive touch screen display was also installed in the area, where guests can watch the dance moves of five Bollywood icons.

Were delighted to welcome Hrithik and his family here today and to be including his figure in our Bollywood area. It is one of our most popular areas in the entire attraction and we know its going to be even more so with Hrithik now featured in the lineup.

“The pose is so striking, it is sure to wow fans and get ladies’ hearts aflutter. In fact, it has got to be one of the most daring figures we have ever created, public relations manager of Madame Tussauds Liz Edwards said.

–Indo-Asian New Service

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