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Salman to debut in Tussauds in January
December 18, 2007 17:35 IST
Salman Khan's wax statue will be unveiled in London's [Images] Madame Tussauds on January 15.
The star was recently measured and photographed by expert Tussauds sculptors in Mumbai. He has already donated the outfits for the figure to wear and recorded an exclusive video message that will be shown at the opening.
"I am touched and honoured that my fans have chosen me to appear in the prestigious Madame Tussauds. I look forward to visiting and coming face-to-face with my likeness," Salman said.
Khan beat nine other Indian stars, including Madhuri Dixit [Images] and Abhishek Bachchan [Images], to be immortalised in wax after a public poll was conducted this August. Over 10,000 votes were received, and Salman emerged the clear winner.
Madame Tussauds, London, has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Each masterpiece takes four months and a team of 20 dedicated sculptors to create. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced, real hair is inserted one by one, and countless layers of paints and tints are applied to build up skin tones.