Soon after Deepika Padukone, her Padmaavat co-star Shahid Kapoor announced on his Instagram that he too has been approached by the prestigious Madame Tussauds for his wax statue.[instagram]https://www.instagram.com/p/BllF39kleSm/[/instagram]
The Batti Gul Meter Chalu actor was excited to share the news with fans, and in an interview with DNA, shared some anecdotes from the whole process, including, of course, the story behind how the final look was decided! Shahid revealed how he wasn't supposed to tell anybody about the news, and even his family was surprised to learn about it from his social media:
"I didn’t inform anyone in my family except Mira. When I posted the picture, everyone was like, ‘You didn’t tell us about it.' The team didn’t want me to talk about it for some time, so I was waiting for them to give me a go ahead. It happened around two months ago. Now that my mom knows, she is really happy."
It was only Mira who knew about it, and here's how she reacted on hearing the news:
"She was extremely happy and wanted to know more about the process. So, when they were taking my measurements, I was on FaceTime with her. They had 50 shades of eyeballs and hair. They laid them out to check which one was closest to mine. Mira was curious to know, so I was showing her how they put 150 dots on my face, made me stand still and took pictures with 2D as well as 3D cameras."
Imagine, having your wax statue finalised over a video chat! Just like Deepika, Shahid was also asked where would he like his statue to be placed, to which he replied:
"If I’m placed next to somebody, it will definitely be someone who’s way more accomplished than me. So I’d just ask them to give me a corner of my own. Honestly, I’d like to be featured with people who are from my generation because I think that would be appropriate. Varun is the closest, so maybe they should put us together somewhere. I think our statues should be high-fiving each other (laughs)."
Needless to say, fans are excited and can't wait to see how the wax make of this actor will turn out to be. 'Cos let's face it, there is a past record of disastrous waxworks that could give anybody nightmares. No, we're not exaggerating. So yes Shahid, we're definitely going to "keep an eye out".