Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Our very own wax museum

On my way back from the Machan, I finally made it to the Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavla.
Yes, it actually exists.
And it's the first of it's kind in India.

I have passed it a few times but have never made it there.
I would always see the hoardings on the Expressway and be bursting with curiosity.
It's a wax museum in Lonavla for God's sake!
Wouldn't you be curious?

Now it's no Madame Tussaud's but it's still pretty awesome.
- With it's random selection of wax figures.
- Non-museum like museum.
- And it's in Lonavla!

All photos by me.
The Celebrity Wax Museum is by Mr. Sunil Kandalloor.
He says that it takes him a month to complete a wax figure.
And also mentioned how hard it is to get appointments with the 'stars' in Bombay.
I suppose they all want to be showcased in London.

Me and Hitler at Madame Tussaud's [2004] and at the Celebrity Wax Museum in Lonavla [2013]
And neither of us have changed!
Please note: I'm not a fan of Hitler. 
But, as they say on the hoardings (and car):
Why Visit London !!!

Especially when you have a wax museum in Lonavla.

I commend Mr. Sunil Kandalloor for building this museum.
You can see his love for the art, 
his dedication to this love which helped him realize his vision
and his complete craziness for actually going through with all of it.

Great stuff!

It's worth a visit.
Because how often would you be able to say that you spent an afternoon with Angelina Jolie and Saddam Hussein.

The Celebrity Wax Museum is open all days of the year from 9 am to 9:30 pm.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 100 for an adult and Rs. 80 for children.
And it's free for those below 5 years or under 120 cm.
[I don't really get the 120 cm concept. Is it free for those who are above 5 but short to make them feel better about their height?]

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