HYDERABAD, INDIA - Media OutReach - 26 March 2019 - Together with Madame Tussauds Singapore, renownedsuperstar Mahesh Babu unveiled his first and only wax figure in his prestigiousAMB Cinemas. He is Madame Tussauds Singapore's first Tollywood figure! Thelaunch was shared with more than 300 overjoyed guests, including Mahesh'sfamily and friends. In the afternoon, 200 lucky fans that had a chance to takeselfies with the statue, before it goes back and joins Madame TussaudsSingapore -- the home of other A-list icons, the IIFA Award Experience and thenew upcoming Ultimate Film Star Experience, launching 1 April 2019.
"I am overjoyed for thehonour and this is a moment to cherish.It is such a remarkable experience seeing my happy fans posing for selfies withmy wax idol. I can't wait to share my statue with everyone and hope myfans who visit Madame Tussauds Singapore will also take more snapshots with me!"said Mahesh Babu. While his wife Namrata Shirodkar felt exceptionallyproud with Mahesh's achievement, she also jokes that, "Now I have two handsomehusbands!"
"It was a very special day forus as it's our first time bringing a figure for unveiling outside Singapore. Weare honoured to share this special moment with Mahesh because it is animportant milestone to finally add a Tollywood superstar to our attraction. Indiantourists always see us as a must-see attraction in Singapore and our goal is torepresent the best of Indian cinema." said Alex Ward, General Manager of MadameTussauds Singapore.
The event was also supported bytheir important partner, Singapore Tourism Board -- "Indian cinema has had along history with Singapore as filming location that can be traced back to1960s. We feel excited as well as honoured to host some great figures from theIndian cinema in Madame Tussauds Singapore, which is gaining its popularity asan attraction in the city especially among our Indian travellers. With all theunique Bollywood figures they already have and now unveiled Tollywood starMahesh Babu, it will be a treat to our audience not just from South India butalso globally." said Adrian Kong Area Director of Mumbai.
With over two decades ofexperience in Telugu cinema, the award-winning actor is highly regarded as oneof the finest actors of Indian cinema and he received a number of accolades forhis cinematic contributions on screen. Mahesh Babu's wax figure is a fitting newaddition to the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards Experience atMadame Tussauds Singapore, joining other Indian stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit,Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and many more in this interactive zone.
During the launch, MadameTussauds Singapore also revealed their upcoming new zone, the Ultimate Film Star Experience. Guestswill go on a behind the scenes journey, where they will rise to fame. Thisexperience will give guests a chance to audition for a leading role as theyact, dance and star alongside superstars of Indian cinema surrounded byinteractive technology, including Madhuri Dixit and Kareena Kapoor!
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