London: After US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wax statue is the latest to join the ranks of prominent world leaders with the Indian PM’s wax model taking residence at Madame Tussauds branches in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Modi expressed happiness and disbelief at the same time as he came face to face with his wax model on Monday at his at his 7, Race Course Road residence.
“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure,” the 65-year old PM said.
The figures that took the world famous museum’s team of artists four months and cost almost 150,000 pounds, shows Modi in his trademark ‘namaste’ pose wearing a cream jacket over white kurta pyjama.
Madame Tussauds, the celebrated wax museum of London established in 1836, has branches in 20 cities across the world and houses the biggest names in the world.
First Published | 21 April 2016 9:18 AM