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Diljit Dosanjh Emerges as First Turbaned Sikh to Get a Wax Statue at Madame Tussauds Delhi

Punjabi music sensation and Bollywood actor Diljit Dosanjh’s wax statue was finally unveiled on Thursday (March 28) at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds, located in the iconic Regal Building at Connaught Place.

Diljit is the first Turbaned Sikh to have got the wax honour.

“I first saw Madame Tussauds from outside on a trip to London when I was young.

Never thought I would have my own wax figure at Madame Tussauds one day!” an overwhelmed Diljit said at the unveiling of his wax figure at Madame Tussauds Delhi.

Dosanjh’s statue stands amongst the likes of:

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonu Nigam, Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, David Beckham, Virat Kohli, Michael Jackson, among others.

The statue was initially scheduled to be revealed on February 28 but was postponed in the wake of mourning over the Pulwama terror attack.

Last year in July, the Punjabi superstar had met up with the Madame Tussauds experts in Mumbai to give his measurements.

The Sikh singer-actor has found popularity in Indian showbiz with his versatile roles in films like Udta Punjab, Phillauri and Soorma.

“An actor is more than his ethnicity and his religion.

A filmmaker, a director has to be convinced and should be able to envision someone in a role, regardless of Sikh or not Sikh, if the filmmaker feels you suit the role, then that’s perfect,” Diljit had earlier told an Indian daily.

Later this year, he will be seen in Dharma Productions’ film Good News alongside Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Patiala opposite Kriti Sanon.

Currently, he is also on the judges’ panel of Colors TV’s Rising Star with Shankar Mahadevan and Neeti Mohan.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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