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Deepika Padukone’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds needs to be better than these #fails

We've seen some horrors in the past

By ELLE team  July 23rd, 2018

First Rs 100 crore movie. First scandalous headline. First on-screen romance to spill into real life. There are many firsts that define the career trajectory of a bonafide Bollywood star, and right up there is getting your likeness captured in wax for complete strangers to take selfies with, fooling absolutely nobody on Instagram. And now, after you’re done smizing with Queen Elizabeth and rubbing shoulders with Shah Rukh Khan at the Madame Tussauds in London, you will soon be able to stare at Deepika Padukone’s wax statue, as the actress has just been inducted into the Madame Tussauds Hall of Horrors Fame. 

Because the world needs more impossibly perfect beauties, there will be not one but two Deepika Padukone wax statues created, the first debuting at the London outpost in 2019, to be followed by the unveiling of the second statue a few months later in Delhi. 

Deepika Padukone's wax statue sitting for Madame Tussauds 2

And while Madame Tussauds has assured us that “The team of expert artists met Deepika Padukone in London for the all-important sitting for her figures, where they took over 200 specific measurements and photographs to create an authentic likeness”, history has taught us not to trust this blindly. 

Did you see what was done to poor Ranveer Singh?

Celebrity wax statues that went horribly, horribly wrong


Aren't there any kind of laws that prevent the creation of blasphemous works of art?

Ellen DeGeneres

We apologise in advance for the image of the world's most liked talk show host that cannot be unseen. 

Jennifer Garner

If the clearly marked sign at the Hollywood Waxworks in Los Angeles didn't declare this to be Jennifer Garner, we'd never have made the connection on our own. 

Aishwarya Rai

The stern expression on her face or the awkward mid-dance pose, take your pick.

Chris Hemsworth

The blonde hair that hangs limply down a face that's missing the chiselled features of Chris Hemsworth is just the tip of everything that is wrong with this figure. 

Selena Gomez

The Kill 'Em With Kindness singer's wax figure would be appropriate for the Bride of Chuckysequel.

Oprah Winfrey

The problem with this figure is not that it doesn't resemble Oprah. The problem lies with the fact that it makes her look like a terrifying other dimension version of herself.

Kim Kardashian

You may argue that Kween K looks like a wax statue in real life. Which is what makes this wax statue fail even more surprising.

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu

This deserves a special place in wax figure hell for the horrifying recreation of Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu in the classic Charlie's Angels pose.

Shah Rukh Khan

Even if you're not a huge Shah Rukh Khan fan, you have to admit that the wax figure is a grave injustice to the star.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif's wax figure isn't as bad as some of the others on this list. But it fails to capture the Baar Baar Dekho actress' distinct features and ends up looking like a generic Caucasian model from a Bollywood dance-off video.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara might look super excited about her wax twin but we will never look at the Modern Family star the same way again. 

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh skipped the unveiling ceremony of his first ever wax statue at Musée Grévin in Paris, and do you blame him for wanting to put at least a continent between himself and this Annabelle-esque wax replica? While the 32-year-old worked off the ghosts with a late night ride with Deepika Padukone in his new Aston Martin, the internet understandably went up in arms on his behalf.