New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be joining the ranks of prominent global leaders on Thursday at Madame Tussauds in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok next month, the world famous wax museum announced.

The museum’s team called Modi “hugely important figure in world politics”.

According to the museum, 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,” Modi said in a statement 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,” he added.

The wax figures at each of the museum’s locations around Europe and Asia will be dressed in Modi’s “signature kurta” in cream colour with a jacket where he will be featured in a traditional pose “making a namaste gesture”.

Each figure took a team of Madame Tussauds’ artists four months and cost around 150,000 pounds to create the wax statue of the PM Modi.  

The launch in London and all other centres is expected around late April and it is yet to be confirmed if Modi would be personally unveiling himself in wax at any of the four locations.