April 2018: Karan Johar has become the first-ever Bollywood filmmaker to get a place at the famous Madame Tussauds.
Reacting to the news, Johar took to his Twitter and shared his happiness. He tweeted, “Honoured to be the first filmmaker from India at the prestigious @MadameTussauds …thank you to the entire team in London who worked tirelessly …will have further details about when and where soon!!! #MadameTussauds #iifamadametusaauds”.
The process has begun in London and it will take about six months for the wax figurine to be ready.
Apart from Johar, other Indian dignitaries who have been graced with the honour are Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sachin Tendulkar, Katrina Kaif, PM Narendra Modi, Hrithik Roshan, Madhuri Dixit, Prabhas, and Varun Dhawan.
The 45-year-old filmmaker often referred as KJo, is a celebrated Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor, and television personality.
Some of his noted works include ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘My Name Is Khan’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Wake Up Sid’, and ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.