PM Modi had come face-to-face with himself in wax on Monday at a private viewing organised at his 7, Race Course Road residence. That figure will now travel to Madam Tussauds headquarters in London and will open to the public on April 28.
PM Modi met his match this week– a waxwork version of himself. The statue shows Modi, with folded hands in ‘namaste’ style, dressed in white kurta pyjama and cream jacket.
Mr. Modi came face-to-face with the avatar when it was transported to New Delhi for a private viewing. Replicas of the model will be on display at Madame Tussauds centers in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok; the British waxworks museum said Wednesday.
In a video published on YouTube by Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, Mr. Modi is seen carefully observing his wax figure, seemingly taking its measures, at one point with a notebook and pen in his hand.
Mr. Modi compared the people who made the model with Brahma, the Hindu god believed to have created the world. “What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing,” he said.
PM Modi’s wax statue will join that of other leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, President Obama, Winston Churchill, David Cameron, Angela Merkel and Francoise Hollande.
In a press release by Madame Tussauds, PM Modi has been quoted as saying, “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 globally acclaimed museum was first launched in London in 1835. Since then it has attracted over 500 million visitors to its doorsteps.
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