Virat Kohli’s Wax Figure to Grace Madame Tussauds Museum: Virat Kohli’s wax statue will be lined up alongside, Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar in the legendary cricketers’ key group at the Madame Tussauds in Delhi soon.
“It’s a great honour to be chosen as one of the figures at Madame Tussauds. All thanks to the Madame Tussauds team who were extremely patient during the sitting sessions and for giving me a lifetime memory,” said Kohli in a statement.
Kohli is presently getting geared up for the imminent Indian Premier League (IPL) season where he is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Sold for Rs 17 Crore, Kohli became the most expensive player in IPL’s history.
Virat Kohli’s Wax Figure to Grace Madame Tussauds Museum
Madame Tussauds wax museum is a historical 200-year-old – London’s most popular attractive museum, where the collection of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures are displayed. Creative wax sculptor, Madame Tussaud received this gift of art from her father.
Madame Tussauds wax museum in its long voyage to reach the present status has seen many ups and downs in its financial situations. This museum of world repute had been given out for the franchise and even sold out to a Dubai based company, but the title ‘Madame Tussauds Wax Museum’ of the museum still remains the same.
If one wants to have one’s wax sculpted statue, it would cost between (US Dollars) $150, 000 to $300,000. This statue is made of waxy substance. This art can be traced through the era of ‘Middle Age’. Each figure takes a total of 15 artists three to four months to complete. 250 measurements of the person are required such as exact hair, eye, and skin color etc,.
Virat Kohli sat with the team of a team of Madame Tussauds expert artists which came from London and grabbed 200 precise measurements of Kohli to create his bona fide figure. The technology of animatronics makes up the wax figures to life. Now, cricket lovers will get a chance to pose, take selfies and share a moment with the best batsman in the world. Kohli has been bestowed with ‘Arjuna’ and ‘Padma Shree’ awards besides many top accolades he brought to India.