Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan unveiled his first wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on Tuesday (Janaury 30). Varun is the youngest Bollywood superstar and the fourth Indian figure to join the star lineup in the attraction. He is set to take the fame attraction at The Peak by storm with his charm.
Varun was at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong when his wax figure was unveiled. "I can't believe I can be the one to stand next to the figures of various celebrities and world leaders," he said. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Varun also invited his parents to witness the event. The family took a series of photos with the extremely lifelike figure.
Dressed in a cool pair of jeans and shirt, the dynamic figure features Varun's trademark dancing move. A team of professionals from Madame Tussauds travelled to Mumbai to work with Varun on the figure. The five-hour sitting process captured every detail, including eyes, teeth, his iconic smile and six pack. "I'm so excited to finally see my wax figure. It is so real," said Varun.
In partnership with International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unleashed a brand-new dancing experience with AR (Augmented Reality) technology on Tuesday. Stepping onto the dance floor, visitors are able to dance with Bollywood dancers. Varun could not wait to rock the dance floor when he heard the music of Saturday Saturday. He said brimming with excitement: "Let's dance and see who gets the best move!"
Andre Timmins, Director of IIFA, said: "It's such an honour to work with Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to introduce the new generation of Bollywood stars to the attraction. The strong relationship between IIFA and Madame Tussauds began with the first waxwork in 2000 in London. We are proud to bring more top talented celebrities to Madame Tussauds worldwide."
Jenny You, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, said: "Over the years, Hong Kong has increasingly embraced Bollywood culture, including food, lifestyle, music and movies. We look forward to welcoming our visitors to engage with such a charming actor and the new Bollywood dancing experience."