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Photos: Madhubala’s wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi

Inspired by her character Anarkali in the cult 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam, the wax figure of veteran actor Madhubala was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Delhi on Thursday. Also present at the event was her sister Madhur Brij who shared her thoughts on the same. Have a look.

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Madhubala's wax figure inspired by her character Anarkali in the cult 1960 film Mughal-e-Azam was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Museum in Delhi on Thursday. Madhur Brij, the sister of the late Bollywood actor, was also present at the launch. The beautiful statue decked in red looks like a splitting image of the veteran actor. Her statue will join the likes of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, along with singers such as Shreya Ghoshal.

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"We are overwhelmed to know that Madhubala's figure would be part of the Madame Tussauds Delhi. This figure would allow her admirers to cherish the golden era of cinema and once again see her beauty. We are extremely thankful to the Madame Tussauds team for creating such a beautiful depiction of Madhubala," Madhur Brij told IANS at the event.

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The figure has been created beautifully by the artists of Madame Tussauds. In the words of Petra, the studio specialist, it involved tremendous research which included meeting the family members and studying the photos and videos available of the celebrity.

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There were many artists who worked for over six months to create the figure of the actor with fabrics and accessories sourced from India and put up beautifully by artists abroad. Well, looks like their efforts have finally paid off.

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Looking at the figure, Madhur Brij even said that she felt as if her "apa" (as she fondly calls her sister) is standing in front of her again. She added, "I can't express how happy I am looking at this. Thank you everyone for remembering her and still keeping her in your hearts."

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Anshul Jain, General Manager, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd, said that they are very happy to be unveiling Madhubala's figure in Delhi. "Madame Tussauds is known for bringing together the much-idolized icons around the world for their various contributions on a single platform, offering their followers a platform to admire and capture exceptional artwork. Madhubala is unarguably one of the most beautiful women the world has seen and her aura remains among her fans even today," he said. (with IANs inputs)