Madhubala to join Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds
- A life-size wax figure of late legendary actress Madhubala from Bollywoods golden era will be a part of the Madame Tussauds museum here.
- The figure will be styled from her most admired Anarkali character from the classic 1960 movie Mughal-E-Azam.
- Her statue will join the likes of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, along with singers Shreya Ghoshal and Asha Bhosle.
Yesteryear actress Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year.
The actress' wax figure will be styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film Mughal-E- Azam.
Madhubala, one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema's golden era, appeared in classics like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Mr. & Mrs. '55", "Kala Paani", and "Howrah Bridge", during her brief lifetime, becoming one of the highly regarded personalities in the industry.
"We are glad to have the figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Delhi. She continues to rule the hearts of billions of fans in the nation.
"We are sure that her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to click a selfie and relive a special moment with her and be transported back to the golden era of cinema," Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, said.
Madhubala's beauty was recognised globally when she was featured in one of the popular American Magazine's - Theatre Arts in 1952. Born in 1933, Madhubala often regarded as the most iconic female celebrity of Hindi cinema —worked in films between 1942 and 1962. She was just 36, when she died on February 23, 1969, after a prolonged illness.
To honour her, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008.
Other Bollywood stars who will have their wax figures at the museum to be housed in the iconic Regal Building, include Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, along with singers Shreya Ghoshal and Asha Bhonsle.