India’s Prime Minister Narenda Modi joined ranks with fellow world leaders President Barack Obama, Queen Elizabeth II, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and London on Wednesday. Modi has been involved in the design of his figure since its conception, and is pleased with the finished product.
“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing,” he said after coming face to face with his wax counterpart in Delhi on Monday. The figure is adorned in Modi’s signature cream Kurta, and is posed with his hands together, greeting his guests namaste. It cost approximately $300,000 to create, and took four months to complete.
“We’re delighted that Prime Minister Modi will be joining a royal cast of world leaders at Madame Tussauds Singapore,” the museum’s General Manager, Craig Connor said. “Guests will now have the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with one of the most influential leaders. And maybe even grab a selfie.”
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