Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London and was founded by Marie Tussaud, a wax sculptor. The museum is a famous tourist attraction because it holds life-like statues of famous and eminent personalities who influenced world history. Apart from London, there are branches of the museum spread across multiple cities worldwide.
Having a Madame Tussauds statue of oneself is a testimony to the popularity of the person. On February 5th, 2020, Madame Tussauds in Singapore revealed their latest wax statue in their collection. The wax statue is of Indian actress Kajal Aggarwal, putting her on an elite list of which not many can achieve to be a part. She is also the first South Indian actress to have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum.
Kajal Aggarwal was present at the unveiling event with her family and friends, which took place in Singapore. The pan Indian actress greeted her fans, media, and family in English, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. The host asked if Kajal Aggarwal visited Singapore before, to which she replied she visited a few times before and it is a pleasure to be there again.
Kajal also shared the Hawker’s Street and the coffee shops around the Marina Bay Sands are her favorite places in Singapore. The actress also revealed it was not her first trip to a Madame Tussauds museum and she has been to the museum in London and vividly remembers taking pictures with the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and The Beatles.
Kajal Aggarwal recalled how she received a text message from Madame Tussauds, to which her first thought was it is a prank from a fan, leading her to dismiss it. It was not until Kajal received a reminder from Madame Tussauds asking for her email ID that she finally responded. Kajal also spoke about the process which went into making her statue, wherein she had to stand in the same posture without moving for an entire day.
Before the unveiling of the statue, Kajal Aggarwal dedicated the statue to her fans and thanked them for her success. Once the statue was unveiled, it revealed a beautiful Kajal Aggarwal in a flowing silver gown.
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Kajal Aggarwal also took some time to answer questions from her fans. Some of the questions and answers are shared below.
1) When asked if Kajal would shave her hair if a role demands it, she replied even though she is touchy when it comes to her hair, she would do it without a second thought if it is for a role.
2) When asked how she would describe her fans in one word, she replied they are her support system.
3) When asked what advice Kajal would give her younger self, she replied she would tell her younger self to always believe and pursue her dreams, no dream is unachievable and to have confidence and faith.
4) When asked what Kajal would have been if not an actress, she replied she would have been an astronaut.
Kajal Aggarwal will next be seen opposite Kamal Haasan in Bharateeyudu 2, which is a sequel to the 1996 superhit Bharateeyudu. S. Shankar will direct this movie.
Having her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore is definitely a huge feather in Kajal Aggarwal’s cap.