The late actor's husband Boney Kapoor and her daughters Janhvi and Khushi were present at the unveiling.

Sridevis wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Singapore
Flix Tribute Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 12:22

Sridevi's iconic 'Hawa Hawai' avatar came alive at Madame Tussauds museum in Singapore on Wednesday with the launch of her wax statue. Complete with her golden gown and a golden crown, the wax statue captured her iconic look in the song ‘Hawa Hawai’ from the movie Mr India

The late actor’s husband Boney Kapoor and her daughters Janhvi and Khushi were present at the unveiling. Boney Kapoor teared up ahead of the unveiling and broke down while speaking about Sridevi and the process before her statue was unveiled.

As a tribute to the acting legend, the museum also collected messages from her fans and displayed them displayed on a tribute wall during the launch.

Sridevi’s wax figure is the only one of its kind in the world and an exclusive addition to Madame Tussauds Singapore, a release by the museum had said. Created posthumously, a team of 20 skilled artists worked closely with Sridevi’s family over the course of five months to replicate her pose, expressions, make-up and iconic outfit. 

On September 3, Boney had tweeted: "Sridevi lives forever in not just our hearts but also in the hearts of millions of her fans. Eagerly waiting to watch the unveiling of her figure at Madam Tussauds, Singapore on September 4.” 

“It was a privilege to recreate such a legendary star in close collaboration with her family,” said Lizzie Parkinson, Costumier from Merlin Magic Making team in the UK. “What made this project particularly challenging and interesting was the recreation of her outfit. Her crown, cuffs, earrings and dress brooch were 3D-printed, and went through numerous tests to achieve the level of detail needed. It was a joy to see everyone’s work come together and we look forward to unveiling the figure soon.”

Superstar Sridevi, who reigned the Bollywood box-office of the eighties, died on February 24, 2018, by accidentally drowning in a bathtub at a Dubai hotel.  

Alex Ward, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore said, “Sridevi is an icon in Indian cinema and the Ultimate Film Star Experience (UFSE) zone would not be complete without her. We are honoured to play a part in keeping her legacy alive in Madame Tussauds Singapore and look forward to unveiling the commemorative wax figure, the first and only one of its kind in the world, with Sridevi’s family soon.”

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