Bollywood superstar Salman Khan added his name to the all time greats’ list of the Indian film industry, by unveiling his wax figure at the renowned Madame Tussauds museum in London.
“I am really very touched that my fans have chosen me to appear in Madame Tussauds, and hope that the figure brings a lot of enjoyment to Bollywood followers the world over,” Salman said.
The event was attended by hundreds of his friends who had earlier helped him to beat nine other Indian stars including Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Lata Mangeshkar and Abhishek Bachchan for the coveted honor.
The statue wears clothes donated by Khan himself and will be placed next to three other Bollywood celebrities – Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan.
“Very few Indians have the privilege and it feels good to be a part of it. We have Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya, Shah Rukh and I think I am the third most deserving in the museum.”
Salman has been extremely popular among the masses due to his, both on and off-screen, activities. Either it’s his top-less movie stills or the way he told the world how much he loved Aishwarya Rai, he’s been in headlines for some or the other reason.
What’s interesting is that Salman’s figure will be placed in the New Bollywood area, just meters away from that of Aishwarya’s!