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Bollywood's Karan Johar launches new interactive Indian cinema zone at Madame Tussauds Singapore

The filmmaker and television personality was in Singapore to unveil his wax figure in the presence of his mother Hiroo Johar and friends.

Bollywood's Karan Johar launches new interactive Indian cinema zone at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Karan Johar next to his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore. (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)

Filmmaker Karan Johar has become the latest Bollywood celebrity to be immortalized at Madame Tussauds Singapore.

The multi-hyphenate – who is well-known for hosting his long-running talk show Koffee with Karan – was in Resorts World Sentosa on Apr 4 for the unveiling of his wax figure, in the presence of his mother Hiroo Johar and several family members and friends, who flew with him to Singapore for the event.  His wax figure has one arm outstretched, perpetually ready for a selfie.

The director, film producer and television personality was also on hand to launch Madame Tussauds' brand-new 2,500 sq ft Ultimate Film Star Experience.

This brand new interactive experience at the wax museum allows guests to enter the glamorous world of the Indian film industry, replicating a rising Bollywood star’s behind-the-scenes journey.

Karan, who served as a celebrity judge on the reality shows Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, India's Got Talent and India's Next Superstars, is part of the new interactive exhibit which allows guests to audition with him through an interactive hologram room.

Visitors will also have a chance to try on outfits in the dressing room with Madhuri Dixit, practice their dance moves with Varun Dhawan and even try their hand acting on a film set in a scene with special effects and augmented reality technology with Shahid Kapoor.

Karan has recently been very busy in Bollywood, producing the star-studded period drama Kalank which is due for an Apr 17 release. It features a bevy of big names including Dixit, Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur.

This Ultimate Film Star Experience launch was supported by The International Indian Film Academy Awards. 

“We are proud to be associated with Madame Tussauds for 20 years now in bringing fans closer to beloved stars like Karan Johar,” said Andre Timmins, founder and director of IIFA. “As one of our long serving IIFA advisory board members and most prominent figures in the industry, we are delighted that he is receiving this accolade and taking Indian cinema to new heights with Madame Tussauds.”

Source: CNA/jv

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