Bollywood superstars Kareena Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan will take centre stage this weekend as Madame Tussauds Sydney launches their first travelling exhibit, The Bollywood World Tour.
From August 5th to October 28th only, visitors to Madame Tussauds Sydney have the chance to get up close and personal with five of Bollywood’s biggest stars in an interactive experience set to have everyone practicing their best Bollywood dance moves.
To celebrate the arrival of the Bollywood legends, local dance companies Napur Dance Group and Road2Bollywood Academy charmingly danced around the figures to create the atmosphere of a real life Bollywood movie set. Also present was the Consul General of India, Arun K. Goel, who was nothing less than astounded by the lifelike figures.
With the identity of the last figure to feature in the exhibit kept tightly under wraps, many fans will be relieved to learn that Bollywood screen siren Kareena Kapoor will also be a part of the Bollywood extravaganza. Born into a family of actors, Kapoor rose to fame in 2000 and went on to cement her name as Bollywood royalty. Further to this, Kapoor played a part in 3 Idiots (2009) which is the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time, taking in US$45.18million in India alone.
Another Bollywood legend to feature, Shahrukh Khan, is a highly celebrated Bollywood actor, producer and television host. Khan has starred in more than 50 films throughout his career, been named one of Newsweek’s ‘50 Most Powerful People in the World’ and has a global fan following numbering in the billions. With numerous box office smashes to his name over the past twenty years, Khan has also earned much critical acclaim – he has won no less than seven Filmfare Best Actor Awards.
Other screen legends to feature in the exhibit include one of Bollywood’s leading ladies and Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai, actor, producer and presenter Amitabh Bachchan and child actor turned successful Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan.
Hywel Mathias, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Sydney is delighted to welcome the Bollywood World Tour to Sydney and remarked, “This exhibit will add even more colour and interactivity to our attraction, and I have no doubt the amazingly lifelike wax figures will be extremely popular with our guests, particularly the local Indian community. The Bollywood industry is one that is growing exponentially and we are certainly very proud to be able to offer our guests a taste of it right here in Sydney”.
Madame Tussauds Sydney is located on Sydney’s renowned Darling Harbour and is the place to get on stage with the stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians and challenge your favourite sports heroes. The Bollywood World Tour will join the unique line-up of celebrities already featured at Madame Tussauds Sydney including Captain Cook, Sir Donald Bradman, Albert Einstein, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga.
Madame Tussauds Sydney is open from 9am – 8pm daily and admission prices include access to the whole Madame Tussauds Sydney attraction and Bollywood experience.
Monday, 6 August 2012
Madame Tussauds Sydney presents The Bollywood World Tour
Source = Merlin Entertainments Group