NEW YORK: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will join fellow stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the “Bollywood Zone” of wax figures at Madame Tussauds museum in New York Aug 2.
Salman Khan, who burst onto the scene with his award-performance in “Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989”, is one of Bollywood’s most bankable actors. His latest film, “Bodyguard”, has become the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time. In 2004, People magazine named Khan the seventh best-looking man in the world.
[pullquote_right]”Salman Khan is one of Bollywood’s most enduring and recognizable stars,” said General Managerm Madame Tussauds New York, Bret Pidgeon. [/pullquote_right]
“Salman Khan is one of Bollywood’s most enduring and recognizable stars,” said General Managerm Madame Tussauds New York, Bret Pidgeon. “Bollywood exploded on the American pop culture scene several years ago and has become one of our most exciting entertainment categories.”
Khan’s figure, on loan for three months from Madame Tussauds London, was launched in January 2008, after Khan beat nine other Indian mega-stars – including Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Lata Mangeshkar and Abhishek Bachchan – in an August 2007 public poll to choose the “Next Bollywood Star” that would get a wax likeness. Khan personally chose and donated the black top and denim jeans for his wax figure.