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 on August 2.
Salman, 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.
“Salman Khan is one of Bollywood’s most enduring and recognisable stars,” said Bret Pidgeon, general manager of Madame Tussauds New York. “Bollywood exploded on the American pop culture scene several years ago and has become one of our most exciting entertainment categories.”
Madame Tussauds New York’s Bollywood Zone is a brightly-coloured, fully-interactive area that includes a replica of the Taj Mahal, videos of authentic Indian dancers and a photo area where visitors can pose with Bollywood stars, all designed to re-create the experience of being on a Bollywood film.