UK’s popular tourist attraction, the Madame Tussauds wax museum has set foot in India, beginning operations Friday. Debuting in Delhi, with its operator Merlin Entertainments, it has forayed into India with an investment plan of 50 million pounds over the next 10 years.

Delhi joins the likes of Bangkok and Beijing as the ninth Asian city to get the world-famous museum. The first Indian outlet of the franchise is situated in the National Capital’s iconic Regal building at Connaught Place. 

The desi Madame Tussauds is home to wax statues of celebs from all walks of life, led by Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan. Leading ladies like Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor Khan also make their way inside the walls of the facility.

Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Leo Messi and David Beckham are some of the popular names from the world of sports; whereas Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise also find there replicas in the two-story musem.

Wax statues of other public figures, including Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi etc, have also been put up for visitors to enjoy here. 

Talking about investments the company has made in opening its first Madame Tussauds attraction in India, Merlin Entertainments India General Manger and Director Anshul Jain said: “We cannot give specific details but we are launching India with 50 figures with a minimum investment of Rs 1.5 crore for each figure.”

The museum will remain open between 10am and 7:30pm across all seven days of the week. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online, where the museum is offering discounted prices. Tickets start at Rs 532 for group admissions of children.