London: Actress Kareena Kapoor’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds has undergone a style change with the actress donating her famous ‘Chammak Chalo’ red saree from ‘Ra.One’ for the replica.
Bollywood royalty, Kareena Kapoor Khan, was honored 2 years ago as Madame Tussauds launched her wax figure, also marking the launch of the attraction’s all new Bollywood exhibition.The wax figurine which initially was dressed in Kareena’s popular “Mauja Hi Mauja” costume from Jab We Met, will now get a makeover with the “Chammak Challo” saree selected for the statue’s next look.
The actress, 33, who was in the city to celebrate the 44th birthday of actor-husband Saif Ali Khan, visited Madam Tussauds to get her photos click with the newly styled replica.
“The saree looks really pretty, really spectacular – and I always think that the figure’s eyes are just like mine,” Kareena said in a statement on the Madame Tussauds website.
“I wanted my fans to see my figure in an outfit that was known and loved from one of my films, and my favourite outfit to wear out is a saree, so I jumped at the chance to redress my Madame Tussauds figure in one. This is a moment I’ll treasure forever,” she added.
The statue will be kept in the attraction’s Bollywood area until late summer before returning to Madame Tussauds Blackpool.
The figure took four months and 150,000 pounds to complete.
Other Bollywood celebrities who have their wax statues are Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan.
Tussauds is planning to add another Bollywood heroine’s statue by next year. The name would be decided through voting by fans.