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Madame Tussauds debuts in Delhi with Indian celebrities

Salman Khan's model Image copyright Madame Tussauds
Image caption Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is shown riding a rickshaw like in his hit film Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Madame Tussauds has debuted in Delhi, with 50 wax models of Indian and international celebrities.

Waxworks of Bollywood actors, sports stars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi are on display at the museum.

The museum is located in the historic Regal building in Connaught Place.

Entry to the museum, however, is steep - 960 rupees ($15; £11) for adults and 760 rupees ($12; £9) for children up to 11 years.

The Delhi centre is the 23rd museum for Madame Tussauds which has centres in major cities across the globe, including London, Washington, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bangkok, Tokyo and Beijing.

The museum was opened to the public on Friday.

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Image caption A model of former Indian athlete Milkha Singh
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Image caption Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor's model
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Image caption Prime Minister Narendra Modi was involved in the creation of his wax likeness and gave artists a sitting at his residence in Delhi
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Image caption Wax models of Hollywood celebrities like Marilyn Monroe (above) and Jessica Alba are also on display at the Delhi museum

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