Madam Tussaud’s- the world’s famous wax museum and a part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017 is inclined to open its new venture in New Delhi for Bollywood stars, as announced by officials after Prime Minter Narendra Modi made his maiden visit to the UK.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron while revealing the announcement earlier said that a new venture of Madam Tussaud’s wax museum will be convened in New Delhi for Bollywood stars, along with a Shakespeare First Folio, the treasure from British Museum and a copy of Manga Carts as the 2017 cultural exchange in India.
The Madam Tussaud’s Museum is London UK currently displays famous Bollywood personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
The prominent focus behind this cultural exchange, as discussed by both the leaders affirmed that the motive behind encouraging this new venture in New Delhi is to support the cultural history of the 2 countries.
Top UK institutions will partner with their Indian counterparts to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two nations, and showcase British creativity on the global stage.
“The great partnership between India and the UK extends beyond economic ties to the boards of The Bard and the beaches of Bollywood. We have some of the best cultural exports in the world and it’s about time we celebrated this, together. To mark the start of this cultural pairing, the British Library will be digitizing 200,000 pages of their South Asian archives,” Cameron said.
It is worth mentioning here that the UK is a big hit when it comes to Indian tourists. Last year more than 400,000 visitors journeyed the UK from India and spent 199 million pounds during their stay.
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Have a look at Madam Tussaud’s Museum wax statues of Bollywood stars: