Varun Dhawan lights up Madame Tussauds Sydney with dazzling Bollywood debut

By Our Reporter
Komal Chand taking a selfie with Varun Dhawan wax figure // Pic supplied

Sydney’s Madame Tussauds has added a dash of Bollywood glamour to its collection with the unveiling of Varun Dhawan’s wax figure in celebration of the Holi festival. The new addition was revealed on Wednesday, 27 March, in the museum’s freshly-minted Bollywood set, located at the vibrant Darling Harbour.

Anika Schmitzer, Operations Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney, expressed her enthusiasm about the launch, stating, “We’re thrilled to welcome Varun Dhawan to our family and introduce our brand-new Bollywood set.” She added, “Joining the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Sachin Tendulkar, Varun’s presence enhances our already impressive lineup of Indian celebrities, delighting both our Indian visitors and Bollywood enthusiasts.”

Dhwani Desai with Varun Dhawan wax figure and Komal Chand with Shah Rukh Khan wax figure // Pic supplied

Varun Dhawan’s figure strikes a dynamic dance pose known as the ‘Disco Deewane’ from his blockbuster film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. The figure is dressed in distressed jeans, a red satin shirt, and a leather vest, mirroring Varun’s iconic look from the movie. The Bollywood set, where his figure is showcased, is a permanent fixture at Madame Tussauds Sydney, adorned with colourful garlands that reflect the festive spirit of his romantic comedy films.

The creation of Varun’s wax figure involved a meticulous process, with over 200 measurements taken during a five-hour sitting session. The figure was initially housed at Madame Tussauds Delhi before making its way to Sydney. Reflecting on his encounter with the figure in 2018, Varun said, “I visited Madame Tussauds when I was six, and it’s unbelievable to think that one day I would stand alongside the figures of various celebrities and world leaders.”

Visitors to Madame Tussauds Sydney can now capture memorable moments with Varun Dhawan’s figure, set against the backdrop of his wax figure of close friend and Bollywood legend, Shah Rukh Khan. The duo’s figures provide the perfect setting for fans to snap photos with two of Bollywood’s biggest stars.

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