The city of Jaipur is soon going to have a wax museum at the Nahargarh Fort. The museum will showcase wax silicon figures of famous national and international personalities. The museum is going to exhibit a total of 35 statues, each of which will cost about 8-10 lakhs. It is expected to open this August 2016.
Jaipur’s wax museum will exhibit the wax statue of the country’s most loved President, Late Dr. APJ Kalam as well. His wax statue will be made to wear his original garments. Dr. Kalam had got a closed-neck suit made for gracing a function after his lecture at IIM Shillong. Now his wax statue at Nahargarh will wear it, for which Dr. Kalam’s brother has given his consent. The wax statue is ready to be displayed at the very beginning of the museum’s opening in August.
The museum also includes a special impressive section to please tourists, which will be called ‘Sheeshmahal’. This section will display statues from the royal court including statues of the king, queen, minister, commander, general secretary and other officials. Tourists will be able to get snaps with these statues from the royal court. They will also be given an opportunity to dress up in royal costumes and then get clicked with these statues, which is going to be a major attraction factor for tourists.
Being built in Nahargarh’s Arms and Rest rooms, this Wax Museum will exhibit statues of Ravindranath Tagore, Bhagat Singh, Kalpana Chawla, Dalai Lama, Deepika Padukone, Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Sania Nehwal, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Maharana Pratap and more powerful figures. This museum, which is being developed with the help of the archaeological department, will be inaugurated in August 2016.
Sculptor Susanta Ray told that the development of statues starts with creating a miniature work based on the person’s body structure. After that they prepare the person’s face in clay, followed by the development of POP mode. After the completion of this process, the statue is given a proper shape in ‘B chemical’. Petroleum jelly is applied to the statue, after which the artists finish it by adding fine details like hair, eyes, nails, teeth, etc. Even after being displayed in the museum, these wax statues have to be preserved and kept in suitable temperature.
The museum authorities have a special plan for kids. Kids will be able to see statues of their favourite cartoon characters and superheros. Kids section is expected to display staues of Ironman, Superman, Doremon, etc.
Jaipur’s wax museum will offer an opportunity to have a closer look at statues of famous personalities, cultural figures, Bollywood stars, sportsperson, pop stars, etc. The statues will have unique background and surroundings that compliments them the most.