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Celebrated singer Asha Bhosle, whose wax figure for the maiden Madame Tussauds museum in India was launched here on Tuesday, says being immortalised with a life-like figure capturing all aspects of her real self, has made her feel immensely proud. "I have won many awards... I have got honours from the government and even hold a Guinness World Record. I have got it all. But the way I am, they (Madame Tussauds' artistes) have made me (the figure) like that only, and watching that is making me very happy and proud.
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The legendary singer looked radiant and elegant in an off-white sari, complete with sparkling solitaires in the ears, a pearl string on her neck, a bindi and white flowers adorning her hair.
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At the unveiling, Asha stood besides her wax figure, which is sculpted in a symbolic singing pose with a mic and has been crafted from over 150 measurements and photographs. She posed just like the figure -- looking like a mirror image.
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She says the officials had asked her where she'd like the figure to be placed.
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Asked what are her expectations and ambitions in life after working hard for so many years, Asha said: "I don't keep any such ambitions. God gives a lot... I am in the 85th year of my life, 84 have finished... In my mind, there was this desire (about the wax figure) and that has got fulfilled.