The Jaipur Wax Museum, nestled within the Nahargarh Fort, is set to pay a fitting tribute to cricket maestro Virat Kohli, commemorating his historic 50th century and India’s resounding semi-final victory. The creative team, led by Founder Director Anoop Srivastava, has decided to craft a life-size wax statue of Kohli, meeting the persistent demands from enthusiastic tourists.
Srivastava expressed his excitement, emphasizing that there couldn’t be a more opportune moment to immortalize Kohli’s achievements, considering his stellar performance and India’s recent World Cup triumph. The wax statue, depicting Kohli’s aggressive on-field persona, will stand alongside the statue of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, symbolizing the passing of the baton from one cricket icon to another.
What adds an intriguing twist to this tribute is the recreation of the Wankhede Stadium set within the museum, where Kohli notched his historic 50th century. The meticulous craftsmanship of sculptors Ganesh and Lakshminarayan, under the creative direction of Srivastava, ensures the authenticity of the wax figures. Renowned Bollywood designer Bodh Singh is entrusted with designing the costumes.
The wax museum, recognized for featuring inspirational figures, already boasts statues of cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and philosopher Swami Vivekananda. With a total of 43 wax statues, including a Royal Darbar adorned with gold work carvings and the unique Sheeshmahal embellished with over fifty lakh glass pieces and tikris, the museum continues to captivate visitors with its harmonious blend of history and art.
As the wax figure of Virat Kohli takes its place among these illustrious personalities, the Jaipur Wax Museum reinforces its commitment to showcasing figures that inspire and leave a lasting impact on generations to come.