Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will take centre stage for a limited time this October in Darling Harbour’s Madame Tussauds Sydney. From October to December only, visitors to Madame Tussauds Sydney have the chance to get up, close and personal with the ‘King’ of Indian Cinema in an interactive experience set to have everyone practising their best Bollywood dance moves. Amitabh was, for the first time in the history of Madame Tussauds, nominated to be portrayed by fans in a world-wide internet poll. Amitabh undertook a sitting and is portrayed from the year 2000.
A famed actor, producer and presenter, Amitabh Bachchan made his name from Bollywood movies in the ‘70s like Anand (1971), Zanjeer (1973) and Deewar (1975). He has, to his credit, three National Film Awards and 12 Filmfare awards.
Quinn Clarke, general manager, Madame Tussauds Sydney, said, “With his lifetime of professional achievements, it is nothing but an honour for Madame Tussauds Sydney to serve as the temporary home for the wax figure of Amitabh Bachchan.”
Bachchan had at least one hit movie every year for fifteen consecutive years from 1972 to 1986. Bachchan has lent his voice to or starred in over 100 Indian movies. In 2007, he starred in his first English-language movie titled The Last Lear. It was premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and is now regarded as one of his best performances of all time.
Clarke, continued, “Amitabh will add even more colour and interactivity to our attraction, and I have no doubt the lifelike wax figure will be extremely popular with our guests, particularly the local Indian community. The Bollywood industry is one that is growing exponentially and we are certainly proud to be able to offer our guests a taste of it right here in Sydney”.
Madame Tussauds Sydney is located on Sydney’s renowned Darling Harbour and is the place to get on stage with the stars, rub shoulders with the most powerful politicians and challenge your favourite sports heroes. Amitabh will join the unique line-up of celebrities already featured at Madame Tussauds Sydney including Captain Cook, Sir Donald Bradman, Albert Einstein, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga.