Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon have his wax statue installed in London’s iconic Madame Tussaud’s in April this year.
According to a report published by IBN, a wax statue of Modi will be unveiled at London’s famous Madame Tussauds next month. The figure will be dressed in his signature Kurta in cream with jacket and he will be featured in a traditional pose making a namaste gesture.
Describing him as a “hugely important figure in world politics”, the museum said the Indian Prime Minister had given the museum’s team of artists and experts a sitting at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year.
“Madame Tussauds has crafted figures of very distinguished dignitaries from around the world – how could I regard myself worthy of being alongside them? But when I was informed that your decision had emanated from public opinion and public sentiment, I was comforted,” PTI quoted a statement from Modi.
Modi is reported to have said to the museum, “During my sitting, I observed the team carefully and was deeply impressed by its dedication, professionalism and skill. I have visited Madame Tussauds three or four times and had the pleasure of getting myself photographed standing next to the figures of various dignitaries.”
Museum spokesperson Kieran Lancini said, “Prime Minister Modi is a hugely important figure in world politics, a position supported by his place in the top 10 of Time Magazine’s Person of the Year List 2015.”