It is a proud moment for the South Indian film industry. Telugu actor Prabhas' wax statue will soon be installed at the famous Madame Tussauds museum in Bangkok.
Prabhas is the first South Indian actor to be immortalised with a wax stature at the Madame Tussauds museum. His figure resembling his character of Amarendra in Baahubali will be unveiled at the museum in March 2017.
The news was formally confirmed by SS Rajamouli on Twitter as he posted, "Very happy to announce that Madame Tussauds is making a wax statue of our PRABHAS.. First South Indian to be honoured thus. [sic]"
The wax statues of only a few Indians have been put up at the famous museum in Bangkok, Prime Minister Narendra Modi being one among them.
Baahubali is a two-instalment film, made with an estimated budget of Rs 250 crore. While the first part was released in 2015, the sequel will be out in 2017. It is a epic historical fiction that is rich in graphics.
Besides Prabhas, the movie stars Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles. Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan also play key roles in the film, which has been simultaneously made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.
The first instalment had grossed over Rs 600 crore and remains the biggest South Indian hit at the box office till date.