London, Nov 13 (IANS) The world-famous Madam Tussauds is set to make its India debut with the first wax attraction to open in the capital in the year 2017, officials announced here.
“Merlin Entertainments Plc is announcing its first business in India — a Madame Tussauds wax attraction scheduled to open in New Delhi in early 2017,” said the joint statement issued by the two sides after talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and David Cameron.
“Merlin is also looking to roll out several more of its iconic global ‘Midway’ attraction brands such as Sea Life and Legoland Discovery Centres in key cities across India, and expects to invest up to 50 million pounds there over the next ten years,” the statement added.
Madame Tussaud’s wax museum is one of the major tourist attraction in London, and it has its branches spread out across the world. In Asia, it’s present in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Wuhan.
Indian celebrities like Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are some of the names who have been featured at the musuem.