Mumbai, Aug 2: Salman Khan always has two sides. One the bad boy who shoots blackbucks and other who scores Bollywood hits. Now Madame Tussauds museum decided to have Bollywood star join their guests of honor like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the "Bollywood Zone" of wax figures at Madame Tussauds museum in New York Aug 2.He started his Bollywood journey as lover boy in "Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989", before turning one of Bollywood's most bankable actors.Khan personally chose and donated the black top and denim jeans for his wax figure.
Khan's figure, on loan for three months from Madame Tussauds London, was launched in January 2008, after Khan beat nine other Indian mega-stars - including Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Lata Mangeshkar and Abhishek Bachchan - in an August 2007 public poll to choose the "Next Bollywood Star" that would get a wax likeness. "Salman Khan is one of Bollywood's most enduring and recognizable stars," said Bret Pidgeon, general manager of Madame Tussauds New York.
"Bollywood exploded on the American pop culture scene several years ago and has become one of our most exciting entertainment categories." Madame Tussauds New York's Bollywood Zone is a brightly-coloured, fully-interactive area that includes a replica of the Taj Mahal, videos of authentic Indian dancers and a photo area where visitors can pose with Bollywood stars, all designed to re-create the experience of being on a Bollywood film.