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Readers' Choice: Indian Stars Who Should Feature At Tussauds

Last updated on: January 6, 2012 13:55 IST

Image: Rajnikanth

After Madhuri Dixit officially announced that she'd be joining fellow Bollywood luminaries Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, among others at Tussauds, we asked you, dear readers, who else among Indian stars deserves to be immortalised at the pretigious museum.

And you were more than happy to oblige with some earnest as well as tongue-in-cheek responses.

Let's take a look at the celebrities Rediff readers voted for!


It's hardly a surprise to see Rajnikanth's name here. This superstar's popularity truly transcends regional and language barriers.

After recovering from a serious bout of illness, the legend is all set return to the limelight with his next, and a biography in the offing.


Image: Sridevi
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

The Hawa Hawai girl, who's gearing up for a comeback in films with English Vinglish, made it to the list too.

The actress, two years shy of hitting 50, has evaded the tell-tale signs of aging well. Her fans contended that she should have been featured at Tussauds before Madhuri.

A R Rahman

Image: A R Rahman
Photographs: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

A R Rahman, who celebrates his birthday today, ranks pretty high in the readers' wish list.

And one wonders why he hasn't got his own waxwork yet considering his impressive body of work overseas and his illustrious career -- he's won four national awards, 14 Filmfare awards, two Grammys, an Oscar and several Golden Globes and BAFTA nods for his work in films like 127 Hours, Couple's Retreat and Slumdog Millionaire.

Aamir Khan

Image: Aamir Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

With his contemporaries and rivals Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan already present at Tussauds, Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan's inclusion is long overdue.

The actor has had quite a year with a critically acclaimed performance in Dhobi Ghat, a commercial success in Delhi Belly and domestic bliss in the form of Azad Rao Khan -- his newborn son.

Ajay Devgn

Image: Ajay Devgn
Photographs: Sahil Salvi

Ajay Devgn had as many as five releases last year.

While Singham went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji and others received a relatively lukewarm response.

But 2012 looks good for the actor with three films -- Tezz, Bol Bachan and Son Of Sardar -- lined up for release.


Image: Kajol
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Actress Kajol trails husband Ajay Devgn in the list of prospective Tussauds luminaries.

Known as a powerhouse of talent, the mum-of-two is still raring to go as far as her Bollywood career is concerned.

Sunny Leone

Image: Sunny Leone

Now, there's no prize for guessing why fans and readers would want a Sunny Leone waxwork at the famed London museum.

The Indo-Canadian porn star has taken the whole country by storm without so much as a suggestive pout during her stay in the Bigg Boss house.

We won't be totally surprised if her wax figure is already being planned, owing to her sky-rocketing popularity.

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Rakhi Sawant

Image: Rakhi Sawant

Interestingly, Indian television's enfant terrible also made way to this wish list.

Trust Rakhi Sawant to pop-up in the most unlikely of places in the most unlikely of get ups.


Johnny Lever

Image: Johnny Lever
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

Bollywood's most loved comedian Johnny Lever also got a mention.

Although we get the joke, it would be rather nice to have a comedian who's regaled audiences for so many years onscreen honoured like that.

Anil Kapoor

Image: Anil Kapoor
Photographs: Reuters/Jumana El-Heloueh

It's entirely impossible to mention 'wax' and not get the name Anil Kapoor thrown at you in jest, owing to the actor's (in)famous grizzly appearance in his earlier movies.

Jokes apart, the actor has proved that he has acting chops through a career spanning more than 30 years.