Aamir Khan next at Tussaud’s?
After Sachin Tendulkar, the next Indian celeb who’s going to be waxed at Madame Tussaud’s is Aamir Khan. And this news is from a source close to Bobby Khan, who handles the Bollywood segment at Tussaud’s, London. “Aamir should be next. He’s popular and a Bollywood A-lister.
Even this time, both Sachin and Aamir’s names were in the reckoning, but then Sachin was chosen.
Aamir is definitely next,” says our source.
And that’s not all the news on the Tussaud’s front – there’s more. Some time ago, we’d told you that Bobby plans to bring Tussaud’s to Delhi first, before Mumbai and Hyderabad. Says our source, “Yes, Bobby (who’s currently in Hong Kong) is working out the terms and conditions with people in Delhi. He may choose either Saket or Gurgaon. Work on it is slow right now because it’s election time and talks have been put on hold. But after May 20, things are going to move fast.”
But why Delhi first, isn’t Mumbai the Bollywood hub? “It is, but Delhi is a bigger market and the people here are crazy about stars. Mumbai isn’t like that. And when the museum opens in Delhi, we’re also going to organise a poll in the city to find out which other stars among Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan they’d want to see in the museum next. And the figures are going to be installed with all the effects – JLo and Angelina Jolie will blush, for instance. And yeah, you could actually hug and feel Brad Pitt’s bottom,” the source adds.
When contacted, Bobby didn’t confirm this, but did say that from this year on, out of the six new wax figures put up at Tussaud’s every year, “one is going to be an Indian personality. A prominent Indian personality – and that need not be a film star, necessarily.”