New Delhi: On Wednesday, the wax figures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi were installed by Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. The fourth one will be installed in London within eight days. With this, Mr. Modi will join the likes of US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French Francoise Holland.
Modi’s wax figure took four months to create and cost £150,000 (Rs.1.5 crore) each. Modi’s wax statue is dressed in his trademark cream-coloured chooridar kurta and sleeveless jacket, and strikes a namaste pose, according to a release by Madame Tussauds.
Mr. Modi was quoted saying in the release, “What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure.”
General Manager, Edward Fuller said, “We will be delighted to welcome Mr Modi to the world stage at Madame Tussauds London.”
Edward added, “It’s wonderful that he had the opportunity to see his figure in India earlier this week before the public get the chance to meet him here. His social media following shows just what immense interest there is in him and I’m sure that interest will be apparent here too as guests get the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with one of the most influential men in the world. And maybe even grab a selfie.”