HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 30 January 2018 - Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan today unveiled his world-first wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Varun Dhawan is the youngest Bollywood superstar and the 4th Indian figure to join the star lineup in the attraction, set to take the fame attraction at The Peak by storm with his charm.
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong welcomes the Bollywood star Varun Dhawan came face to face from Mumbai to meet his world-first figure. "I can't believe I can be the one to stand next to the figures of various celebrities and world leaders one day," commented Varun. To commemorate the momentous occasion, Varun also invited his parents to witness. The family took a series of photos with the extremely lifelike figure.
Dressed in a cool pair of his own jeans and shirt, the dynamic figure features Varun Dhawan's trademark dancing move. A team of professional Madame Tussauds sculpting team was specially travelled to Mumbai to work with Varun Dhawan on a detailed sitting. The five-hour sitting process captured every detail includes eyes, teeth, his iconic smile and six pack. "I'm so excited to finally see my figure. It is so real," said Varun Dhawan.
In partnership with International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), Madame Tussauds Hong Kong unleashed a brand-new dancing experience with AR (Augmented Reality) technology. Stepping onto the dance floor, visitors are able to dance with the Bollywood dancers. Varun Dhawan also took this exclusive chance to try out this new wax experience. He could not wait to rock the dance floor when he heard the music of Saturday Saturday. Varun commented in excitement "Let's dance and see who gets the best move!"
"It's such an honour to work with Madame Tussauds Hong Kong to introduce the new generation of Bollywood stars to the attraction. The strong relationship between IIFA and Madame Tussauds has begun with the first waxwork in 2000 in London. We are proud to bring more top talented celebrities to Madame Tussauds worldwide." Andre Timmins, Director of IIFA, commented.
Jenny You, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong said, "Over the years, Hong Kong increasingly embraces Bollywood culture includes food, lifestyle music and Bollywood movies. We look forward to welcoming our visitors to engage with such a charming actor and the new Bollywood dancing experience."