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One of the must-visit tourist destinations when in London will finally make its way to the heart of India’s capital city. Madame Tussauds’ 22nd branch is all set to open in Delhi’s Regal Cinema complex in mid-2017. Now, no longer will one have to traverse half the globe to get a selfie with the life-like wax statues of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, pop star Michael Jackson or even socialite Kim Kardashian.
Merlin Entertainments, one of the world’s leading visitor attraction operators, said the new branch will pay homage to A-List celebrities from Bollywood through to Hollywood, in addition to featuring icons from sport, music and notables that have not only shaped the popular and historical landscape of India, but the world as a whole.
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“We are delighted to be announcing that our 22nd Madame Tussauds Attraction will be opening in Delhi. Ever since we introduced Amitabh Bachchan as the first Bollywood figure in Madame Tussauds London in 2000, we have seen how Madame Tussauds appeals to the Indian consumer, and having a permanent attraction in the heart of the country’s capital made perfect sense for the evolution of the Madame Tussauds story,” said John Jakobsen, Chief New Openings Officer, in a statement.
The organisers have reportedly worked with a host of local experts to ensure an an authentic visitor experience, “bringing to life the colour and vibrancy that encapsulates the essence of India. We have no doubt that locals and visitors alike will relish in meeting their heroes in a way that only Madame Tussauds can offer,” added Jakobsen.
Madame Tussauds adds its name to the ever-growing list of global attractions that have taken a keen interest in the Indian market and domestic traveller.