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Legendary Actress Madhubala soon to be Immortalized at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New Delhi

Yesteryear actress Madhubala is the latest entry to have a wax statue made at Madame Tussauds among other Bollywood celebrities

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Madhubala in Mughal-E-Azam, Wikimedia

New Delhi, Jul 26, 2017: Hindi Film Industry’s legendary actress Madhubala is the latest Bollywood celebrity to join the Madame Tussauds wax museum which is about to open in Delhi, later this year.

The basis for the styling of the wax model will be on the actor’s praise worthy performance as Anarkali in K Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam (1960). She will be the first figure from the classical world of Indian cinema to be displayed at the attraction.

Guests at the museum will be able to see the iconic character of Anarkali come alive in the Bollywood zone which will bring to light the classic age of Indian cinema in a fun and modern manner.

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Madhubala was a leading Indian film actress and was admired for her acting prowess and beauty. She has been highly regarded amongst the most influential personalities of Hindi cinema. Her charisma was recognized globally when she was featured in one of the popular American Magazine’s – Theatre Arts in 1952. In her brief lifetime, the famous actress attained huge stardom, which only a few have achieved. To honor her, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued by the Indian Post in 2008.

Madhubala. Wikimedia

Madhubala has left a memorable imprint on people’s hearts by being part of classics like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Kala Paani (1958), and Howrah Bridge (1959). According to PTI report, Mr. Anshul Jain, General Manager, and Director Merlin Entertainments India Pvt Ltd said, “We are glad to have the figure of Madhubala at Madame Tussauds Delhi. She continues to rule the hearts of millions of fans in the nation.”

He further added, “we are sure that her magnetic beauty will attract her fans to click a selfie and relive a special moment with her and be transported back to the golden era of cinema.”

Other Bollywood stars that will have their wax figures at the museum to be housed in the iconic Royal Building include Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, along with singers Shreya Ghoshal and Asha Bhonsle.

– prepared by Kritika Dua of NewsGram. Twitter @DKritika08


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Varun Dhawan will soon get a Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Varun Dhawan will be the second Bollywood star after the legend Amitabh Bachchan to get a wax statue  at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

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Bollywood Actor Varun Dhawan. ians
  • Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is evidently ecstatic and cant wait to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds
  • He is the second Bollywood star after the legend Amitabh Bachchan to get a wax statue  at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Madame Tussauds sculpting team came to Mumbai to specially meet Varun Dhawan

After giving a power pack performance in Judwaa 2 and getting immense love from the fans and co-actors, Varun Dhawan has another achievement in a row. He has become the second Bollywood actor who will get his statue at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and he evidently excited about it.

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The sculpting team of Madame Tussauds flew all the way to Mumbai to meet him. Around 2000 measurements were taken and the team also matched the hair and eye color of the actor. Varun also worked closely with the team and kept sharing his ideas on the pose of the figure.

Varun shared his happiness and excitement via a tweet –

-prepared by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05

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‘We shouldn’t have feminism in society’: Kangana Ranaut

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Kangana Ranaut. IANS

Mumbai, Sep 15, 2017:  Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, often caught in controversies due to her outspoken nature, says she is not a man-hater, and that she hopes to see a society which does not need feminism.

The National Award-winning actress was present here at the Jagran Cinema Summit on Friday. During an interaction session here, she was asked about her opinion on feminism and why some people called her a ‘man-hater’ after her fiery interviews in the last couple of weeks.

In response to that, Kangana said: “No, I am not a man-hater for sure… I think feminism is something… a sorry state to be in any society. The gender equality should be there, where feminism doesn’t need to act like a medicine on inequality.

“We should not have feminists, we shouldn’t have all these things… We shouldn’t have feminism in society.”

Kangana has always made some unusual choices in films — be it “Fashion”, “Tanu Weds Manu”, “Queen” or “Simran” — and how bold she is about making statements on her struggles in her personal and professional life.

Asked about her courage, Kangana said: “See, a person’s opinion shouldn’t have to do anything with her profession. My profession should not determine my voice as an individual. I think before an actress, I am a woman and a citizen of this country with a free voice, and my voice should be free from all baggage.” (IANS)

 

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Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan is all set to publish Stories on her life of being ‘moderately famous’

Titled "The Perils of Being Moderately Famous", the book has been acquired by Penguin India

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Soha Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore, Wikimedia

India, Jan 30, 2017: Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan is all set to publish a collection of humorous, and sometimes bizarre, stories on her life as a royal princess and a “moderately famous” celebrity, in what is going to be her debut in writing.

Titled “The Perils of Being Moderately Famous”, the book has been acquired by Penguin India and will be released later the year.

Soha is the youngest daughter of actor Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the ninth Nawab of Pataudi (1952-71).

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Her official title is Nawabzadi Soha Ali Khan of Pataudi and Bhopal.

Soha has appeared in movies like “Rang De Basanti” and “Tum Mile”. She studied modern history at Balliol College, Oxford, and earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Soha said that she is a voracious reader and was utilising her leisure hours to write.

“I can use this time creatively to pen down memories, some insights from what surely must be a life less ordinary. I am a princess after all. Try not to imagine me saying that whilst stamping my feet in a silver sequined dress with a tiara on my head. And as a person of royalty, surely I am entitled to some royalties,” Soha said.

The actress, however, warned the readers that “if you are hoping I will reveal the secret behind Kareena (Kapoor-Khan) glowing complexion or how ‘bhai’ (her brother Saif Ali Khan) trains for an action film, then I am afraid you are barking up the wrong book.”

The bulk of the book, Soha said, was about her and her life.

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“Having read a few chapters, I can safely say Soha was born to write. She has amassed a huge fan following not only for her movies but also for her witty repartee on Twitter, and her charm and wit continue to shine in this brilliant collection of personal essays where she recounts with self-deprecating humour some of the most poignant moments of her life — from growing up as a modern-day princess to life as a celebrity in the times of social media culture,” said Commissioning Editor Gurveen Chadha. (IANS)