Salman Khan Moving to New York!By Lavina Melwani • Jul 31st, 2012 • Category: People
Salman Khan in New York
Salman Khan is moving to New York! Uh-oh, before you get over-excited, I’d better add it’s the waxwork Salman Khan that is moving to Times Square, New York, joining his buddies Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan in the Bollywood Zone set up in Madame Tussaud’s famous atelier.
One has to say, it’s about time! After all, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has such a fevered fan following across the world and his latest film Bodyguard is the second highest grossing Bollywood film of all time.
The grand unveiling of the Salman Khan figure is on August 2 and fans should catch him while they can, as this waxwork is on loan from the London Madame Tussaud’s and will surely add punch to the Bollywood zone which has the other two biggies, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. Also, it’s about time they brought in one of our big female stars like Aishwarya Rai or Madhuri Dixit from London, as it’s an all boys club right now.
The good news is that we should be seeing more of Bollywood big names at Madame Tussands, for as Bret Pidgeon points out, “Bollywood exploded on the American pop culture scene several years ago and has become one of our most exciting entertainment categories.” According to the organization, the Salman Khan waxwork was launched in 2008 after beating out Madhuri Dixit, Hrithik Roshan, Lata Mangeshkar and Abhishek Bachchan for the honor.
For Lassi with Lavina readers, the good news is that Madame Tussauds has donated two tickets to two lucky winners to check out the cool new Salman Khan at Madame Tussauds. All you have to do is go to the Lassi with Lavina Facebook page and ‘Like’ Lassi with Lavina to enter your name in for the lucky draw. Not a FB person? You can sign up for the free Lassi newsletter on Lassi with Lavina. Either way you’ll be entered for the draw for the two tickets.
On August 2 we’ll share images of the wax Salman Khan in his favorite black shirt and denim jeans, and in the coming weeks you can trek out to Times Square to visit him! Visiting hours with Salman Khan are 365 days a week with details here www.nycwax.com
King Khan meets Bollywood fans at Madame Tussauds