Madhubala as Anarkali unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Delhi


The waxed model of Madhubala in the iconic Anarkali avatar was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Delhi. The outcome of the hard work is commendable and it looked very real.  It was unveiled in Delhi on Thursday.

The late actress' sister Madhur Brij was present during the unveiling ceremony and she told news agency IANS, "I can't express how happy I am looking at this. Thank you everyone for remembering her and still keeping her in your hearts."

"Madame Tussauds is known for bringing together the much idolized icons around the world for their various contributions on a single platform, offering their followers a platform to admire and capture exceptional artwork. Madhubala is unarguably one of the most beautiful women the world has seen and her aura remains among her fans even today," Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director of Merlin Entertainments (who own the Tussauds Group) India, also told IANS.

Madhur Brij wants Kareena Kapoor Khan to enact the role of Madhubala in her biopic. “There was a time when I wanted Madhuri Dixit to play the role of Madhubala in her biopic but now it has to be Kareena Kapoor Khan as she has the same naughtiness that Madhubala used to have and she is a beautiful actress too,” said Madhur on the sidelines of the vent.

Speaking about Madhubala’s character, she said, "Madhubala was very simple at home. She was elder but never bossy and she used to encourage all of us to come in films".

Talking about what is the one thing the actresses of today should learn from the late actress, Madhur said it has to be strength and patience. “The one thing that film actresses of today can learn from Madhubala is to see how bravely a girl fought who knew that she had just two years left to live, she never gave up her hopes and expectations. She always used to think that she will be fine soon, will get her life back and will continue to work,” she said.

“The actresses of today are very successful but they should learn strength, patience from her,” she added.

Madhur said she was overjoyed at seeing the love and respect Madhubala gets even after her death. “Very few films of her did good business at box office while the rest of her films didn’t do well but I am surprised to see that she was called the Venus of Indian screen,” she said and added, “I feel happy looking at this figure but I am upset also from inside as I want to ask God that why he gave her such a short life. This will be my question to God all my life. A girl who was affectionate, nice, beautiful and a good soul has gone so early.”

“Had she been alive, she would have worked in much more bigger films than Mughal-e-Azam.”

Madhubala passed away at an early age of 36.