Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to join world leaders at London's Madame Tussauds on 28 April. Modi will join politicians such as President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as political heroes like Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill.
The Indian Prime Minister has been involved with the process of creating his £150,000 wax model from the beginning and is believed to have been pleased with the final result presented to him on 18 April. The wax figure is now travelling back from India after the private viewing with Prime Minister Modi.
Speaking about his wax model, Modi said: "What can I say? As far as art is concerned, Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure."
The wax model of the Indian Prime Minister is dressed in his signature cream-coloured Kurta (Indian clothing) with a jacket. Modi is portrayed in a traditional Indian pose, with his hands clasped in a Namaste greeting.
On 20 April wax figures of Prime Minister Modi were unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Each figure is believed to have taken the artists four months to create and Madame Tussauds is expecting a high interest in the models.
Edward Fuller, General Manager of Madame Tussauds in London, said: "It's wonderful that he had the opportunity to see his figure in India earlier this week before the public get the chance to meet him here. His social media following shows just what immense interest there is in him and I'm sure that interest will be apparent here too as guests get the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with one of the most influential men in the world. And maybe even grab a selfie."