Tollywood star Prabhas is all set to join an exclusive global club as his wax statue will soon be unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Bangkok in March 2017. He will be depicted as his character Amarendra Baahubali and will be seen in his battle armour .
"Prabhas is definitely in the spotlight," commented Noppadon Prapimpunt, Head of Bangkok Cluster for Merlin Entertainments (Thailand), and General Manager of Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
"He is not merely all about his unique style and macho charm in his screen presence but also a superstar who fully lives up to his family legend of his father, Uppalapati Surya Narayana Raju who is a well known Tollywood (Telugu film) producer and his uncle Krishnam Raju, the famous Tollywood actor and politician," Prapimpunt added.
Prabhas underwent a sitting in Hyderabad with Madame Tussauds artists, where 350 photographs, and measurements were taken of the star to enable a flawless recreation of his likeness.
During his sitting, Prabhas said: "I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussauds and this was only possible because of the fans. I am grateful for their unconditional love and support. I am also thankful to my guru, S.S. Rajamouli, for the opportunity to work on this fantastic project called Baahubali."
Rajamouli is happy with the news. "Very happy to announce that Madame Tussauds is making a wax statue of our Prabhas. First South Indian to be honoured thus. The statue will be unveiled at Bangkok in March 2017 and subsequently will be toured all over the world," he tweeted.
Actor Rana Daggubati also tweeted: "What joy and pride it brings me when the Brother the Baahubali Prabas has his very own statue at the Madame Tussads."