Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh meets his wax figures at Madame Tussauds, London

Ranveer Singh. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh's wax statues unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. Photo Courtesy: Ranveer Singh Instagram page

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IBNS: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh met his two wax figures which were unveiled recently at the iconic Madame Tussauds in London.

This is the first time the Bollywood star has been immortalised by Madame Tussauds and guests will be able to meet his new figures at Madame Tussauds’ London and Singapore attractions.

Speaking on his statue, Singh wrote on Instagram: “Growing up, I was fascinated by old photos of my parents alongside some of the world’s most famous & prominent personalities, only to realize that they were wax figures at London’s famed Madame Tussauds.”

“The allure of that mythical museum stayed with me, making it surreal to now have my very own wax figure there,” he said.

“Gratitude fills me as my figure stands amongst the most accomplished personalities in the world. An unforgettable moment, compelling me to reflect on the magical cinematic journey that has led me to this moment,” the actor said.

Ranveer’s wife and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was quick to give an interesting reaction in the comment section where she wrote: “Now I get 3 of you!?!?”

“The London figure pays homage to Ranveer’s culture and heritage with the neon sherwani designed by Manish Arora as part of his wedding celebrations,” the iconic wax museum said in a statement.

“The eye-catching outfit includes hundreds of individually sewn embellishments and flamboyant leopard head shoulder detail, tied together with a triple-layered diamond and pearl necklace, and eight large gemstone set rings. The Singapore figure dons a gorgeous custom tuxedo featuring a velvet blazer with floral embellishments,” read the statement.

Designed by Gaurav Gupta and worn by Ranveer to the Hello! Hall of Fame Awards, it was graciously donated for the figure to wear by Ranveer himself.

The figure was originally announced in 2019 when the actor received the Madame Tussauds of the Future Award at the IIFAs – the International Indian Film Academy – where it was revealed that he would be joining the star-studded attraction.

On welcoming the actor to its A-list lineup, a Madame Tussauds London spokesperson said: “Ranveer Singh is not merely an actor but a force of creative dynamism. With a line-up of blockbuster hits and an unwavering commitment to social causes, Ranveer Singh’s influence extends beyond just cinema.”

“His impact is felt not only through the lens of entertainment but also through his dedication to creating a more compassionate and equitable world for all. It’s for this reason that his stardom transcends globally and the launch of two new figures sitting in opposite corners of the world are a testament to his undeniable achievements,” the spokesperson said.