New Delhi: Kapil Dev, the ultimate face of Indian cricket today unveiled his first wax figure for the upcoming Madame Tussauds Delhi. The figure will be displayed at the 23rd Madame Tussauds where he’s set to join other sports icons of the country when the attractions opens to the public late 2017.
Kapil’s incredibly detailed figure was crafted from over 300 measurements and photographs, and is sculpted in an iconic, dynamic bowling pose of the cricket star. This pose chosen for the figure reflects a fan favourite and is depicting him from the memorable victory of the Cricket World cup in 1983. Guests will automatically be transported back to this iconic moment in time when they pose next to the figure in a specially themed environment.
With this, Madame Tussauds Delhi will also have a dedicated sports zone, involving eminent Sports icons such as the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Argentina star footballer Lionel Messi and legendary football star David Beckham. The immersive ambiance of the zone will offer an exciting chance to the visitors to strike a pose with these unforgettable Sports Icons.
During the unveiling of his figure, Kapil Dev said, “I’m honoured to get my wax figure among such icons of the nation at Madame Tussauds Delhi. Receiving this at the age of 58 it is a huge credit that furthermore motivates me as an individual to evolve more. I am grateful to the entire team of Madame Tussauds who put all their efforts in the figure and thankful to my fans who have chosen me to be a part of their attraction. The whole process of making of my figure by Madame Tussauds has been an exciting journey, and I am fascinated to see the intrinsic details beautifully captured. I wish Madame Tussauds the best of wishes for the great job that they are putting in. I am also excited to see my figure at the upcoming attraction”.
Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are extremely thrilled to be unveiling Mr Kapil Dev’s figure in Delhi. Madame Tussauds is renowned all over the world for immortalising icons from every sphere; for their fans to be able to admire the exquisite artwork captured forever. Kapil Dev is a global icon and it goes without saying that his figure will bring fans from across the globe to capture memories with him.
Madame Tussauds Delhi is an attraction that truly portrays the fascinating world of Bollywood & Hollywood, renowned sports, history and political personalities under one roof, through planned themes and interactive areas. The visitors will be encouraged to interact with the life-like figures of the celebrities, which marks the uniqueness of the wax attraction.