Bollywood star couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone attended the official unveiling of the wax figure of the Bollywood diva at Madame Tussauds London….reports Asian Lite News
Renowned for her starring role in films including Piku and Padmaavat, the actress has been involved in the creation of her figure from the outset and has even donated the glamourous gown that she wore at the 2016 IIFA Awards.
“As a little girl, I was a very curious kid,” said Deepika. “For me, purpose is something that is very important. However big or small, whatever I am doing in my life, purpose and why we do what we do is very important to me. After I got a call from Madame Tussauds London I was really happy and excited but over a few days, I thought what is the purpose of this? Why are we doing this, or what is it that my fans will remember me for, remember my figure for, what is it that I would like to leave behind?”
Deepika continued: “The cause of mental health is very close to my heart. It is something that I am extremely passionate about. I said that’s it, I would like for my fans, when they see my figure, I hope it reminds them of someone who did something for the cause of mental health, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through.”
The launch of Deepika’s figure coincides with the arrival of a new interactive dance wall in the attraction’s A List party room, where guests can take part in virtual dance coaching sessions to perfect their skills.
Visiting Madame Tussauds London for the first time since her childhood, Deepika brought along her family to mark her official induction in to the world-famous attraction. Millions of Deepika’s followers across the globe were also able to get in on the action as the star live streamed moments from the big reveal.
Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, added, “Deepika Padukone is a global superstar so it’s only right that her new figure is the first Bollywood superstar to launch in our A-List party room. She’ll take pride of place alongside fellow film and music icons from around the world. Having Deepika so involved in the creative process has been an honour for the Madame Tussauds London team and we look forward to welcoming her fans from near and far to the attraction this year.”
Deepika fans should also keep their eyes peeled for a second figure to be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Delhi later in 2019.