NEW DELHI: It was shocking news for all cinema lovers when great actor Sridevi died in Dubai, UEA. She was master of her craft and possessed unparalleled qualities. No one is capable to imitate her acting prowess and capabilities. But launching of her wax statue in Madam Tussaude Museum is a matter of relief for corers of fan and family.
Sridevi’s iconic ‘Hawa Hawai’ avatar came alive at Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore on Wednesday with the launch of her wax statue. Complete with her golden gown and a golden crown, the wax statue captured her iconic look in the song ‘Hawa Hawai’ from the movie Mr India.
The late actor’s husband Boney Kapoor and her daughters Janhvi and Khushi were present at the unveiling. Boney Kapoor teared up ahead of the unveiling and broke down while speaking about Sridevi and the process before her statue was unveiled.
As a tribute to the acting legend, the museum also collected messages from her fans and displayed them displayed on a tribute wall during the launch.
Sridevi’s wax figure is the only one of its kind in the world and an exclusive addition to Madame Tussauds Singapore, a release by the museum had said. Created posthumously, a team of 20 skilled artists worked closely with Sridevi’s family over the course of five months to replicate her pose, expressions, make-up and iconic outfit. On September 3, Boney had tweeted: “Sridevi lives forever in not just our hearts but also in the hearts of millions of her fans. Eagerly waiting to watch the unveiling of her figure at Madam Tussauds, Singapore on September 4.”
Superstar Sridevi, who reigned the Bollywood box-office of the eighties, died on February 24, 2018, by accidentally drowning in a bathtub at a Dubai hotel.