It was the second Thursday in April. That day, before getting started from my hotel, I have planned to visit Connaught Place directly from the Delhi Aero city. On the suggestion of few closest pals of mine in Delhi, I have decided to make a visit to Madame Tussauds, the only celebrity wax museum in India. As an ardent lover of Arts and Architecture, I have visited the place which was nearer to the N block of Connaught Place.
Madame Tussauds, a world renowned wax museum, situated in many countries including India. They showcase the wax statues of various celebrities from various fields throughout the World. They almost cover every single artistic field and praise their work by portraying their wax statues, almost like the real celebrity figures. They look too real to witness and they are quite selfie friendly too. In this current scenario, many people want to portray their love towards the work of these celebrities but only few people get a chance to click a selfie with their favorite stars. Hence, this acted as the main reason to attract the visitors to approach this wax museum and have a great time with these celebrity wax statues.
The other day, in the morning around 11, I have visited the one and only Madame Tussauds, wax museum in India, which was in the Regal building in Connaught Place. Like the name of the building, the entrance of Madame Tussauds was also quite regal. Before entering the Madame Tussauds, one should get themselves stamped on their hands as a token to enter the museum. Likewise, I got a stamp on my hand and entered the regal building to witness the Madame Tussauds for the first time. I have entered in and they asked me to pay the entrance cover of 964/- That figure was weird though. After seeing few books over there in the rack, I couldn't resist myself to buy it. But regretted later that it was the dumbest book I have ever purchased. There was no option to return it, hence I kept it as Souvenir.
There were no limitations in time. One could adore the wax museum from morning to evening till the closing time. One might go wrong if they mistook the place unworthy. It was hundred percent worthy enough, not because of the celebrity wax statues, but the concept behind the museum and inner details of it. I came to know that the celebrities were asked to give their perfect measurements with their most popular signature pose to see themselves in the form of a Wax Statue. It was really a rare and unique concept. And this option was not only for the celebrities. Any common person could get their wax hands crafted on the spot within 2 hours, if they could provide their hands to put on quality wax. A person or a couple could get their wax hands done by keeping them in the required forms. There were many interesting aspects like this in Madame Tussauds, Delhi.
I have dressed up in total Black that day. I wore a Black Dungaree with a H&M black full sleeveless tee, paired it with Leopard Printed Black shimmery shoes. Black hand accessories with 10 ear piercings and Black long hair. I was totally decked up as a Gay Fashionista to represent myself. Like everyday, I received the crazy attention in the museum too.
The staff of Madame Tussauds were quite informative, friendly and non-judgmental too. They have suggested me to get clicked by their Professional Photographers with any of my favorite celebrity wax statue. It was chargeable. I have got excited listening to it, because I was so bored of clicking Selfies. I wanted someone to click me as I visited the museum alone. I have agreed with the deal. Due to time constraints, I couldn't be able to click with every single wax statue over there. So I told them I could only get clicked with a few of them. They agreed and informed me about the charges.
Before getting myself clicked professionally, I wanted to check out the whole Museum once. The Whole museum consisted of wax statues of various celebrities from various industries like Bollywood, Hollywood, Sports, Music and Indian Political scenario. The entertainment industry in India runs on Bollywood Box office collections. The wax museum welcomed with the statue of Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan in his signature hand pose. Likewise, there were many celebrity wax statues, including Kapil Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbhir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Madhu Bala, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh Bacchan, Diljith Dosanjh and my favorite Sunny Leone. There were sport athlete wax statues, including Sachin Tendulkar, Virak Kohli, Mary Kom. Milka Singh, Kapil Dev, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo.
One could find the wax statues of various freedom fighters and political faces in the upstairs which included Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam, Bhagat Singh, Narendra Modi, Ambedkar, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. I moved further after visiting these statues and got mesmerized with the Music section. It started with a Grandeur appearance of Michael Jackson in between many musical instruments. After walking a little ahead, I witnessed the recently launched wax statue of Diljith Dosanjh with his Punjabi Swag. Including his statue, there were some more of Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Sonu Nigam, Asha Bhosle, Shreya Goshal. Moving further into another hall after crossing the grand chandeliers inside the museum, I found statues of Leonardo Di Caprio, Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Will Smith, Marlyn Monroe, Scarlett Johanasson. Some of these wax statues didn't actually resemble the features, though, but some looked like as if the real versions of the celebrities made their presence in the Grand halls of Madame Tussauds.
The interior lighting and music added extra flavor to the museum. They maintained the museum in a very clean manner, though the flow of people was kind of unmanageable. Well, switching on to the people who visited to the museum. Most of them who visited the museum has embarrassed the photographers and others with their weird intimate poses with celebrity wax statues. Some lusty uncles were unbearable to watch. They were cracking such lame jokes on the celebrity wax figures. In that judgmental scenario, I have asked my Photographer to Click me with my favorite celebrity wax statue of Sunny Leone.
Sunny Leone is my all time favorite star. She is like my idol, who inspires me with her boldness and attitude. I admire and adore her to the core. I'm never a person who gets excited to click selfies with celebrities. I cannot put myself out there to click with them in real life. So, when I have seen the wax statue, I really wanted to click myself beside her statue. The scene happened when I asked a photographer to click me. There was a Punjabi family who also came to visit the museum. The kids were notorious but added a fun element to the museum by roaming here and there. I also enjoyed their presence. There were also two girls who seemed to be best friends has also visited at the same time when we were exploring the statues.
Coincidentally, my black outfit has harmonized with the outfit of Sunny Leone's Wax statue. The posture of her statue oozes the sensual appeal and her graceful yet bold attitude. To match her pose, I had to unleash the effeminate side of mine. The crowd and the staff already came to know that I was Gay. And I was the person who would never fake for the sake of people. I was voluptuously matching her style and posing right beside her statue on the chair. I was focusing on the lens and looking lusciously with a tint of smile and hands on my waist to get myself clicked accurately. The Punjabi family, which I mentioned earlier has also made their presence by clicking selfies with other wax figures. In between the shots, one of the kids from the Punjabi family, has asked his dad that whether I was a Male or a Female. I was kind of curious to know the answer from his father's mouth. While I was getting clicked, at the same time, I have heard the Kid's father, saying "Beta, he isn't from this place and he seemed to be a foreigner with different culture. Don't see him and talk about him. We should actually stay away from these kind of people". Soon after listening to that, the photographer rushed to me and asked me not to take his words seriously, as he has already talked to me before. I was not in a mood to argue or fight with that typical Punjabi father. So, I left it and totally focused on selecting my clicks to get a hard copy of them. Meanwhile, the girls who were also there, listened to his words while clicking selfies. They have approached him and savagely asked him to change his mindset. I have realized that the girls were taking my side and I asked them to leave him off. I have thanked them out of gratitude soon after he left. I felt delighted to know that there were humans in the museum who could understand me and my personality.
I took a lot of selfies with all the wax statues while my hard copy of the click with the Sunny Leone Wax statue was getting ready. I have collected it and explored the shopping section and bought few funky and quirky tote bags and souvenirs for my sister. One of the staff named Krishna from Bangalore has talked to me so thoughtfully and explained everything about the recent events. There was some South Indian connection, though. I have given my feedback, technically and answered around 55 questions about the museum and the experience. I didn't know how come I became so calm, silent, poised and patient person that day. It was all about Hope.
That day, I didn't utter a single word against him just because I was fed up of people's judgments and I didn't want to degrade the value of a father in the presence of his young kid. But the girls came into the picture and sarcastically taught him a lesson. That's sort of what I was hoping for. People started understanding the scenario of Queer Community in India and they have started supporting Queer people too. It was a productive day with full of entertainment. The only thing that disappointed me was I didn't find the statues of my favorite couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone!