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India’s First Female Superstar, Sridevi, at Madame Tussauds

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The curve of water as it froths from the Merlion’s mouth. The intricate swoops and dashes that make the Helix Bridge. The solemnity of the Cenotaph. The glimmering golden reflection of the Marina Bay Sands as it spreads over the water. Singapore is filled with iconic locations and images. Landmarks that transport you to the land, even if you have never been there before.

Well, if you haven’t, there’s a new reason to. Singapore is home to a new, beloved icon from India.

Wend your way to Sentosa Island, walk into the Madame Tussauds and direct your gaze to its newest and most glamorous occupant: Sridevi.

The first female superstar

Sridevi's Daughters at Madame Tussauds in Singapore

Sridevi, born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, was an Indian actress who worked in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada film industries. She made her debut as a child artist at the age of 4 in the Tamil film Kandhan Karunai. Her first iconic role came with the film Moondru Mudichu as a young girl named Selvi. Over the years she established herself as an actress above par with movies like Lamhe, Moondram Pirai, Sadma, Mr. India, Kshana Kshanam, Pathinaru Vayathinile, Chaalbaaz, Nagina, Himmatwala and more. In the years before her death, she continued to excel, choosing iconic roles in movies like English Vinglish and Mom. In the course of her career Sridevi was the recipient of many awards, including the National Film Award, the Tamil Nadu Film Award, Filmfare Awards and more.

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A Star for Singapore

Sridevi's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Singapore

Undoubtedly one of the finest stars of the Indian film Industry, Sridevi’s beauty and talent deserved the best showcase, and that’s what she got at Madame Tussauds. On September 4th, 2019, Sridevi’s wax statue was unveiled at the Ultimate Film Star experience zone. The late actress’ husband Boney Kapoor, her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi, her sister Srilatha, brother in law Sanjay Kapoor and other family members were present at the unveiling, along with other dignitaries and distinguished guests.

Her wax figure, based on a still from the legendary song “Hawa Hawai” sees Sridevi at her most radiant, with her classic smile that has beguiled viewers for years.

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A Scribbled Note for Sridevi

Boney Kapoor at Madame Tussauds in Singapore

Once the launch is over, Sridevi’s wax statue will join other Bollywood stars in the Ultimate Film Star Experience Zone, placed in front of a memorial wall. Boney Kapoor left his message on the memorial wall for his wife, and you too can add your note of appreciation for Sridevi.

Once you’ve paid tribute to the actress, you’ll have a chance to meet and mingle with other stars in this Singapore galaxy. Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh and other big stars can also be found gracing the hallways of the wax museum. Snap a picture, marvel over the details and enjoy a moment with your favourite celebrities.

The Ultimate Experience

Sridevi's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Singapore

The ultimate icon deserves to be in the Ultimate Film Star Experience. Spread over 2,500 sq.ft., this interactive experience immerses visitors into the glamourous world of Bollywood.

Have you always wanted to dress like a star? Then step into the classic dressing room to find the perfect outfit for a movie premier. Take a moment to pose with Madhuri’s statue before you move on.

Thinking about auditioning for a role? Well, test out your acting chops in front of a holographic projection of Bollywood’s celebrity director – Karan Johar. He’ll make you pose, coach you and test your acting abilities as your family and friends watch.

A fan of special effects? Immerse yourself into the different worlds brought to you by AR, audio visual effects and real-time camera capture.

Craving a dance-off with Bollywood’s best? Now you can dance alongside Varun Dhawan. With the use of Kinect interactive features and real-time camera capture, you can now be part of a Bollywood dance number and watch as your moves are projected onto a digital wall.

There’s a whole set of experiences you can indulge in. Record a single or dub a film track with Kareena Kapoor Khan, star in a movie poster and take a selfie with Karan Johar at the end of the exhibit.

Sridevi’s exhibit will join this extravaganza very soon, and India’s brightest star will now be part of your Bollywood journey.

Step out into Singapore

The madness and marvel of Madame Tussauds can send the most relaxed travellers into a frenzy. However, Singapore is more than a match for this fabulous museum. Once you’re done with your visit, check out these other iconic locations in Singapore.

  • Marina Bay Sands Hotel
  • Sentosa
  • Gardens by the Bay
  • Night Safaris
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Singapore Botanic gardens
  • Jurong Bird Park
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • National Museum of Singapore

There are a million things we haven’t listed. However, this is the chance to visit this beautiful city. Singapore is beautiful, breath-taking and unforgettable, just like a famous actress we will continue to love.

They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but the statue of Sridevi at Madame Tussaud does bring us a bolt of her bold and electric presence.

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