Baahubali 2: Prabhas is first Telugu actor to feature at Madame Tussauds

The euphoria surrounding Baahubali 2 has turned into an unstoppable force


It seems as though the tornado causedby Baahubali 2 is not going to calm down anytime soon. Not only has the movie broken several records, with minting nearly Rs 500 crore within the first 5 days of launch, but its protagonist Prabhas, has become the darling of the masses and has garnered rave reviews for his performance not only by the audiences but also from critics all over the world.

Prabhas joins Bollywood A-listers

Prabhas, a darling of the masses, has joined the long list of Indian celebrities who have their wax statues on display by Madame Tussauds.

Amitabh Bachchan is the first living Asian and Bollywood star to be immortalised at London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum in 2000. Not only this, his wax statues were placed in New York in 2009, Hong Kong in 2011, Bangkok in 2011 and Washington, DC in 2012.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the first Bollywood actress to have her wax statue at the prestigious Madame Tussauds wax museum in London in 2004, joining her father-in-

law Amitabh Bachchan. While Aishwarya is now married and a mother too, her wax statue draped in a saree, reminds of her yesteryear days. The much talked-about wax

figure of the former Miss World was also displayed at Madame Tussauds museum in Times Square in New York, in 2007.

Hrithik Roshan was immortalised at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London in 2011. The actor’s statue, resembling a Greek God, can be seen flaunting his six pack abs in his Dhoom look.

Katrina Kaif: The actress unveiled the carefully sculpted wax statue in March 2015. A team of 20 artists worked on her wax figure, which cost £150,000 to produce.

Other bollywood biggies like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor also have their wax models crafted by Madame Tussauds.

What makes Baahubali’s such a big deal?

The SS Rajamouli film turned out to be a perfect example of wider acceptance, breaking stereotypes related to films being made in the southern part of the country.

Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah, the film continues shatter box office records. Baahubali: The Conclusion has minted over Rs 600 crores breaking every box office record which is coming in its way.

In fact, it became one of the few films to be showcased in Russia and according to a recent update by Ramesh Bala, the film, on popular demand is getting more shows in the country there.

Prior to the Baahubali 2’s release, analysts said that this film will be a game changer. However, Rajamouli’s magnum opus has achieved much more than that.

While the euphoria surrounding the film has turned into an unstoppable force, one thing is clear – good stories will win in the end. (READMORE…)



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