A wax stature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be unveiled at the Madame Tussauds Museums in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Bangkok on April 28.
Officials at the museum have described him as a a “hugely important figure in world politics.”
A team of the museum’s artists and experts had “measured” Modi at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year.
Seeing his lifesize wax avatar in the Capital, PM Modi appeared speechless.
“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing,” the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi’s wax figure is seen in a ‘namaste’ pose in the pictures. He is dressed in his signature fashion statement: a kurta and Nehru jacket.
The team took four months to create and cost £150,000 (Rs.1.5 crore) each.
Modi will soon be in the company of world leaders such as US President Barack Obama, British PM David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French PM Francoise Hollande, in addition to Indian celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
A wax statue of the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is also reportedly in the making.