Bollywood star thanks fans
BOLLYWOOD star Salman Khan thanked his fans as he unveiled his new waxwork at
London’s famous Madame Tussauds.
Hundreds of fans gathered outside the tourist attraction to catch a glimpse of their
favourite Bollywood star.
Salman beat nine other Indian stars, including Madhuri Dixit and Abhishek Bachchan,
in a public poll conducted in August last year. The star polled over 10,000 votes
as he secured his spot alongside fellow Bollywood stars
“It is absolutely fantastic”, Khan said after being questioned on the
likeness of the statue.
“It has thicker hair and is more muscular than me.”
Salman added “very few Indians have the privilege and it feels good to be a
part of it. We have Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya,
Shah Rukh and I think I am the third most deserving in the museum.”
The 43-year-old heartthrob also thanked his fans.
“I am really very touched that my fans have chosen me to appear in Madame
Tussauds, and hope that the figure brings a lot of enjoyment to Bollywood followers
the world over.”
Salman became the fourth Bollywood star to be immortalised at the world famous waxwork
museum in London.
Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan have already been visited by
Asian tourists from across the world.
Nicky Hobbs of Madame Tussauds said the inclusion of top Bollywood stars had seen
an increase in Asian visitors.
“The Asian market is critical to our attraction and our association with Bollywood
has seen a dramatic increase in the number of domestic and overseas Asians visiting
and enjoying Madame Tussauds. We hope to build upon this exciting relationship with
the unveiling of Salman.”