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Kapil Dev is set to amaze as he joins the list of sports icons in Madame Tussauds Delhi

·         The legendary cricketer’s figure to be displayed in the sports zone of the attraction

New Delhi, 27th April, 2017: Madame Tussauds Delhi announces cricket legend Kapil Dev’s wax figure as the next celebrity entrant to the attraction. The zealous cricket maestro, Kapil Dev will be present amongst sports heroes where fans will have the unique chance to test their cricket skills in a special dedicated area. Kapil’s popularity amid Indian sports lovers made him an obvious choice to be immortalised at the famed attraction.

Known to be an all-rounder and one of the greatest cricketers, Kapil Dev has made his mark in the history of Indian cricket by leading his team to win the 1st Cricket World Cup in 1983. This impressive performance won him the “Cricketer of the Century” award in 2002; which puts him ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.  

Kapil Dev is set to amaze as he joins the list of sports icons in Madame Tussauds Delhi

Kapil Dev is set to amaze as he joins the list of sports icons in Madame Tussauds Delhi

Kapil Dev met with Madame Tussauds team for the sitting process, where a group of talented world renowned artist took over 300 measurements to begin the intricate process of creating his figure.

During the sitting session, he expressed “I am thankful to my fans who have paved my way to Madame Tussauds. I’m honoured to be part of the attraction and to be positioned among legends. The sitting session was an unforgettable experience and I am looking forward to seeing my figure.  I have lived and breathed cricket all my life and today I wish every cricketer a successful journey”

Mr Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainments India Pvt. Ltd. shares his views saying, “Kapil Dev has been one of the most popular Indian cricket icons and rightly deserves a place in Madame Tussauds Delhi. We are delighted to announce the presence of his figure here today and are certain that guests will be excited to play and pose with him at the attraction. He has been a master on and off the field and now will be a sought-after part of our attraction”.

Madame Tussauds Delhi is an attraction that truly portrays the fascinating world of Bollywood & Hollywood, renowned sports, history and political personalities under one roof, through planned themes and interactive areas. The visitors will be encouraged to interact with the life-like figures of the celebrities, which marks the uniqueness of the wax attraction.

About Madame Tussauds:

Madame Tussauds has attractions in London, Hollywood, Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Wuhan, Blackpool UK, Sydney, Nashville and Delhi, with experiences built around fame and celebrity.

Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Each masterpiece takes four months, and a team of 20 dedicated artists, to create. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced, real head hairs are inserted one by one, and countless layers of paints and tints are applied to build up skin tones - all to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has kept Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries.

About Merlin Entertainments plc:

Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).

One of its most famous brand, Madame Tussauds, is the No1 wax brand in the world, operating for more than 250 years. 22 wax attractions worldwide and flagship in London Madame Tussauds houses more than 2000 individual wax figures. Madame Tussauds is unique because of its extraordinary lifelike figures and breath-taking artistry. Each Madame Tussauds offers a local and international experience which is filled with exciting and interactive zones, allowing visitors to experience the glittering world of fame. Guests are able to walk down the red carpet and strike a pose with their favourite national and international stars.