Shahid Kapoor joins the Ultimate Film Star Experience & unveils his unique wax figure with Madame Tussauds Singapore
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 16 May 2019 – Joining the NEWLY launched Ultimate Film Star Experience (UFSE) zone at Madame Tussauds Singapore (MTSG), renowned Indian movie star – Shahid Kapoor, unveiled his wax figure with a chorus of dancers, providing media and fans with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The newly launched UFSE spanning 2,500 sq ft, brings guests on a journey through the glitz and glamour of Indian cinema culture from the moment they step through the doors and join the world’s largest celebration of Indian superstars. The unique experience utilises cutting-edge technology like Kinect and AR to give visitors the chance to step into the limelight: https://youtu.be/EmLdC8Vhzq4
It is here that cinematic legend Shahid Kapoor unveiled his wax figure in true Bollywood fashion in a full-on display of energetic, vibrant dance moves that set hearts racing, flanked by dancers led by Lavania Hajji, founder of Dance Embassy. The unveiling was also hosted by Renuka Arora Bhagat, celebrity host & founder from Radio Masti 24×7, Singapore’s only hindi radio. Best known for his exceptional dance moves, Shahid Kapoor brings an element of interactivity to guests like never before. Through augmented reality at the interactive dance set supported by real-time camera capture, visitors have the chance to be part of a Bollywood chorus of dancers and become the ultimate film stars themselves just like Shahid.
“As an Indian actor, it is an incredibly special moment to be surrounded by the best of Indian cinema icons at Madame Tussauds Singapore, in this unique Ultimate Film Star Experience. Unveiling my very own wax figure here is definitely a lifetime achievement — it is truly a dream come true. ” said Shahid Kapoor.
“We are honoured to have Shahid Kapoor’s first & only figure joining our recently launched Ultimate Film Star Experience. The King of Dance will captivate guests whether they are long-standing Indian cinema fans or new to the scene. With all the positive comments and support received for this new Experience, we will continue to work with more and more cinema legends, as well as adding exclusive celebrity content into the zone throughout the year,” said Alex Ward, General Manager, Madame Tussauds Singapore.
About Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity experience and the world’s best known and most popular wax attraction. There are currently 21 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world. Each of the attractions is unique and tailored to the host city and visitor demographic to feature both local as well as international figures. These attractions are continually endorsed by celebrities, sports stars, royalty and global politicians.
Founded in London in 1835, Madame Tussauds’ amazing wax figures are so high quality and so lifelike that even the celebrities themselves do a double take when they see them — and all in stunning interactive themed sets designed to excite, amaze, and surprise, including some with unique animated features! And, with no bars, ropes or barriers around the figures, visitors will have no problem believing that they really are standing beside their heroes and the photographs taken with favourite stars will be a special memory for ever.
The result of 200 years of expertise and painstaking research every figure takes Madame Tussauds’ gifted sculptors a minimum of three months to make, and costs more than $300K (Singapore dollars). Most contemporary figures are also produced following sittings with the celebrities themselves and are the result of hundreds of separate measurements, hours matching skin tone, eye and hair colour — with every individual hair inserted separately. Celebrities and film studio wardrobe departments often supply clothing for their figures, or designers will reproduce significant or iconic outfits as exact replicas, only for Madame Tussauds. Inclusion in one of Madame Tussauds attractions around the world is seen as a huge honour and recognition of an individual’s contribution, status and achievement.
About Merlin Entertainments plc
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates more than 110 attractions, hotels and holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin currently has different brands in Asia including Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND Parks and Resorts, Sealife and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Visit http://www.merlinentertainments.biz/ for more information.