Wax figures of India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will join those of other world leaders at Madam Tussauds in April. Modi's wax statues will be installed at four Madam Tussauds attractions in London, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong, the museum has announced.
The figures will be dressed in Narendra Modi's signature outfit – cream coloured Kurta and closed-neck sleeveless jacket. He will be featured in a traditional pose making a "Namaste" gesture.
"Guests will be able to stand shoulder to shoulder and measure up to one of the most powerful men in the world – and even grab a selfie when the figures arrive in their locations," Madam Tussauds London announced in a statement referring to Modi, who was sworn in as the 15th prime minister of India in May 2014.
The museum said Modi has been actively involved in the creation of his wax figure and gave Madame Tussauds renowned artists a sitting at his residence in New Delhi earlier this year.
"Madame Tussauds has crafted figures of very distinguished dignitaries from around the world - how could I regard myself worthy of being alongside them?" Modi, 65, commented, according to the museum. It said he was comforted when he was informed that the museum's decision to create his wax figures had emanated from public opinion and public sentiment.
"During my sitting, I observed the team carefully and was deeply impressed by its dedication, professionalism and skill," Modi said. "I have visited Madame Tussauds three or four times and had the pleasure of getting myself photographed standing next to the figures of various dignitaries."
It took about four months and a team of talented artists to create the wax figures, the museum said. Each figure costs £150,000 (Rs 14.3m approximately).