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    Modi-fication: Madame Tussauds Multiplies India’s PM by Four

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    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined other world leaders at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.

    The Prime Minister's new wax statue was brought to Delhi for Narendra Modi to see it himself, and then it arrived at the Baker Street attraction.

    He has been involved in the creation process of his wax figure and was pleased with the final result, declaring that the Madame Tussauds artists are "exceptional at what they do," according to the museum's statement.

    ​PM Modi's figure is now placed in Madame Tussauds' popular "World Leaders" enclosure next to David Cameron, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and François Hollande, as well as leaders of the past including Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill. The statue is dressed in his signature Kurta in cream color and a jacket, making a traditional namaste gesture. It took a team of talented artists four months and 150,000 pounds to create the wax statues.

    ​"We are delighted that Prime Minister Modi was able to see this very figure in India last week, and to welcome him to Madame Tussauds London today," said Edward Fuller, General Manager of Madame Tussauds London.

    "It's wonderful that our visitors now have the chance to get up close to such an influential leader who is the source of so much public interest," he added.

    "It's not every day that you get to stand alongside the statesmen and women who are shaping our world. We think guests will relish the chance to rub shoulders with Prime Minister Modi," Fuller said.

    Besides London's wax figure, there are another three statues of India's Prime Minister taking up residence at Madame Tussauds attractions in Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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