I opened the magazine page (Herald Cafe) of the daily newspaper to read this article:
Really! Varun Dhawan – Celebrity? Okay, if you think so. We’re better than him right? Clearly he isn’t famous enough to find a place in Madame Tussaud’s London, so I guess for now Hong Kong would do. Ideally, he would be best placed in Delhi, where at least people would know & recognize him.. he (his wax statue) would feel pretty lonely in HK amidst greats like Narendra Modi, Mahatma Gandhi, Jackie Chan, Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy etc. I mean, he’s only a bollywood actor and a very average one at that too. That way Alia Bhatt is a way better choice.
Imagine a young Hong Konger asking his father (standing in front of V.D’s wax statue)
“Who is Varooon Dawaaan?” and his father doesn’t know what to reply, so he says “Indian” and keeps walking..
So, what does it take to become a Wax figure at M.T’s? Madame Tussaud’s has been creating wax figures of famous personalities for ages now – Wikipedia says Tussaud created her first wax sculpture in 1777. They have cited 4 criteria to get a chance to have a wax version of yourself, which are:
* Star Power
* Be a Reflection of Culture and History
* Popular Demand
Sure a few Indians would say they are eligible..lets see how:
* when they use their power (physical power) people see stars (that’s star power for you)
* Indians have great timing, they rarely miss (only when it comes to Indian footballers, their timing is horrible! Don’t see any Indian footballers making it as wax figures)
* goondagiri is well..definitely part of Indian culture..history, am not sure
* and are always in POPULAR demand
I’m yet to visit a Madame Tussaud’s, be it London, New York, Hong Kong or even Delhi. Maybe when Priyanka Chopra gets her own wax figure made.. though meeting her in person would be ideal. She is beautiful..even at 35 she is glowing!