Prabhas, who became a global star after playing Amarendra Baahubali in director SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning, will be now be the first South Indian to feature at Madame Tussauds.
He will be the third Indian to get a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, which already houses figures of Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And his statue will be placed in the museum’s Movie Room, side by side with other iconic characters such as Spiderman, Wolverine, James Bond and Captain America.
After Baahubali: The Beginning, the creation of Prabhas’s wax figure had been requested by his fans from around the world.
Very happy to announce that Madame Tussauds is making a wax statue of our PRABHAS..
First South Indian to be honoured thus.
— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) October 1, 2016
Prabhas underwent a sitting in Hyderabad with Madame Tussauds artists, where 350 photographs, and measurements were taken of the star to enable a flawless recreation of his likeness. He will be depicted as his character Amarendra Baahubali and will be seen in his battle armour at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
During his sitting, Prabhas said: “I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussauds and this was only possible because of the fans. I am grateful for their unconditional love and support. I am also thankful to my guru, S.S. Rajamouli, for the opportunity to work on this fantastic project called Baahubali.”
Director SS Rajamouli said that the first look of Baahubali 2 will be released on October 22 that happens to a day before the birthday of Prabhas. And the trailer of the Prabhash, Rana Daggubati-starrer will be revealed in the early part of 2017.
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