Bollywood star Ranveer Singh got the chance to jig with not one, but two figures of himself at the world-famous Madame Tussauds wax museum.
The international star, known for box-office-breaking performances, unapologetic personal style and magnetic personality, visited the attraction in London this week to welcome his two new figures. He was accompanied by his mother, who, as a child, first introduced the would-be actor to the world of Madame Tussauds by showing him album pictures of her own visits to the iconic attraction.
Singh said: “As a child my mother first told me about Madame Tussauds. Ever since a young age, I’ve had a fascination for this mythical, magical place called Madame Tussauds and it’s been incredible to see how the journey of life works.
“What an incredible moment it is for me to be here with my mum, launching my own figure at Madame Tussauds London. It’s a hugely proud moment for me and for my family. It is a significant achievement to have your figure at Madame Tussauds because the attraction recognises excellence in each respective field, so to be in such an esteemed company feels really wonderful. I feel very happy, very humble, very grateful and very, very proud.”
This is the first time the Bollywood star has been immortalised by Madame Tussauds and fans will now be able to meet his new figures at Madame Tussauds’ London and Singapore attractions alongside other celebrity wax figures.
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A Madame Tussauds London spokesperson said: "Ranveer Singh is not merely an actor but a force of creative dynamism. With a line-up of blockbuster hits and an unwavering commitment to social causes, Ranveer Singh’s influence extends beyond just cinema. His impact is felt not only through the lens of entertainment but also through his dedication to creating a more compassionate and equitable world for all.
“It’s for this reason that his stardom transcends globally and the launch of two new figures sitting in opposite corners of the world are a testament to his undeniable achievements.”
The museum describes the actor’s rise to fame as nothing short of iconic, with a streak of back-to-back blockbuster hits, solidifying him as a much-loved staple of Bollywood. His acting debut was with ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) followed by beloved films ‘Bajirao Mastani’ (2015) and ‘Padmaavat’ (2018), with wife Deepika Padukone, and ‘Gully Boy’ (2019). Singh has also appeared in Forbes India’s ‘Celebrity 100’ list every year since 2012 and has been celebrated as one of the nation’s top 50 most influential and powerful people.
Madame Tussauds said the actor was involved throughout the creative process and specifically chose the distinct looks and styling for his figures. The London figure pays homage to Ranveer’s culture and heritage with the neon sherwani designed by Manish Arora as part of his wedding celebrations. The eye-catching outfit includes hundreds of individually sewn embellishments and flamboyant leopard head shoulder detail, tied together with a triple-layered diamond and pearl necklace, and eight large gemstone set rings.
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The Singapore figure dons a gorgeous custom tuxedo featuring a velvet blazer with floral embellishments. Designed by Gaurav Gupta and worn by the star to the Hello! Hall of Fame Awards, it was graciously donated for the figure to wear by Ranveer himself.
*Info: Madame Tussauds London