Award winning Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan, was recently measured up for his new wax figure by Madame Tussauds London’s sculpting team during two sittings in Mumbai and London. They captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements for the figure, which will be unveiled in London in January 2011.
To ensure total authenticity, Hrithik will be closely involved in the creation process, collaborating with the team to agree the pose and even donating items of clothing for his figure to wear.
Commenting on the creation of his figure, the star of hit films including Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Dhoom, Krrish and Jodhaa Akbar and the soon to be released Guzaarish said: “I don’t really have the words to articulate what it feels like. Being bestowed this honour is overwhelming. Hrithik, who remembers visiting Madame Tussauds as a child but never imagined he would stand alongside his heroes there, added that his inclusion “re-affirms my belief that nothing is impossible”.
Hrithik will follow in the footsteps of other Bollywood giants Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, all of whom feature in the attraction. He is the youngest male actor from India to get this honour. Liz Edwards, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds London commented: “Our Bollywood area is one of the most colourful and popular in the entire attraction – particularly with our Asian visitors. We want to ensure we continue reflecting the very best of Bollywood so we’re delighted Hrithik will be joining the line up in 2011. His string of awards, box office hits and huge fan base make him a modern day icon and he truly deserves his place in the attraction.”
The figure will be created at Madame Tussauds studios in London over the next four months at a cost of