Madam Tussauds wax museum is renowned in the world and every year millions of people visit this wax museum of world stars. Now the Tussauds group is going to take such an initiative in Mumbai,
The group, owned by the Middle Eastern investment firm
international capital, sees overseas expansion as a key source of growth, reports Sheeraz Hasan. Dubai
"Last year it opened in
and is planning other attractions around the world, including in Mumbai and Shanghai ," reports Sheeraz. Dubai
Its attraction in the US capital is scheduled to open this autumn on the site of Woody`s, an old department store. The Hollywood`s branch of Madame Tussauds will follow next year.
It is being built on a Brownfield site next to Grauman`s Chinese theatre, a Los Angeles landmark, and is the first overseas Tussauds to be built from scratch.
Hollywoodattraction will mainly feature waxworks of film stars such as Cary Grant and Brad Pitt, will have a more political flavour. Washington
One feature will be a replica of the Oval office in the White House.
Tussauds has already made it across the
Atlantic, with attractions in and New York , and it is active in Las Vegas Asia, having opened in Hong Kongand . It is estimated that 4 million people visit Madame Tussauds wax works every year reports Sheeraz Hasan. Shanghai
Besides waxworks, the company owns attractions such as Chessington World of Adventures and
theme parks, and the Alton Towers eye. It showed an operating profits of 40.7 million pounds on turnover of 158.4 million pounds for the 10 months to December 2005. London
This is good news for the Indian people that they will be able to watch such artistic work of the wax staying in their own country. On the other hand, the authority will also generate a good money from this populated country. So, this is a win-win situation for both