One of the iconic character of Bollywood, 'Anarkali' from the epic film 'Mughal-e-Azam' will be a part of the Madame Tussauds museum in Delhi. The life size Anarkali wax statue of actress Madhubala who played the Anarkali role is to be added in the Bollywood zone of the museum along with other popular celebrities.
India's first Madame Tussauds museum will be opened in the capital city Delhi which will be open for public later this year. The Regal building in Connaught place will house this famous museum which will have almost 50 wax statues unveiled.
The museum will have popular Bollywood icons like Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan Asha Bhonsle and Shreya Ghoshal will also be a part of the Bollywood zone. Apart from this, the Madame Tussauds museum will also feature celebrities and iconic personalities from various spheres like Sports, Arts, Science etc.
General Manager and Director of Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, Anshul Jain, said in a statement that they are proud the add the Madubala's Anarkali wax statue. He added that Anarkali is one of the iconic role from Bollywood's golden era and is still continuing to rule people heart with her magnetic beauty. He was confident that the visitors would be flocking her statue to take a selfie.
Madhubala is one of the most revered celebrity in India and her portrayal of Anarkali from Mughal-e-Azam is still celebrated by everyone. She acted in famous movies like Mahal, Chalti ka Naam Gaadi, Barsaat ki Raat which earned a name for her as an excellent performer. Madhubala expired in 1969 due to prolonged illness.
The Madame Tussauds museum is expected to be open for public later this year and with over 50 wax statues of popular personalities. The wax statue of Amitabh Bachchan was already unveiled in Delhi back in January 2017 as part of a curtain raiser. The Delhi museum will be the 23rd branch of Madame Tussauds across the world.