Madhuri Dixit unveils her wax statue in London

Madhuri Dixit
LONDON: Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit, known for her million-dollar smile, was "thrilled" to unveil her wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum here Wednesday.

The 44-year-old is the latest Indian film actor to join the A-list line-up at the Madame Tussauds wax museum, which also houses statues of Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

"I am thrilled to be here in Madame Tussauds unveiling a wax figure of myself. It’s incredible just how detailed the figure is – they have captured my look beautifully! I feel very humbled to be included alongside other Bollywood stars and some of my personal heroes," Madhuri said in a statement on the museum’s official website.

The star of films like "Tezaab", "Ram Lakhan", "Sajan", "Beta", "Dil", "Hum Aapke Hain Koun!", "Dil Toh Pagal Hai" and "Devdas", Madhuri is the sixth Bollywood celebrity to be honoured here at Madame Tussauds and only the second actress, following Aishwarya.

Madhuri was involved in the creation of her figure from the start. She attended a sitting in Mumbai where sculptors captured a catalogue of reference photographs and hundreds of precise measurements to create the statue.

She also donated the exquisite pink sari donned by the wax figure, which took four months to make at a cost of 150,000 pounds. The statue also has around its neck a heavy neckpiece, and the look is complete with the perfect smile that Madhuri is known for.