Ranveer Singh is getting a wax statue for his 32nd birthday


Ranveer Singh is getting a wax statue for his 32nd birthday

The actor joins Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai at the Grévin in Paris

By ELLE team  July 5th, 2017

Paris’ Musée Grévin is attempting to do something that can almost be considered an act of immense bravery. It is going to capture Ranveer Singh’s hyper-energetic persona and reimagine it in wax.

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The Bajirao Mastani actor is going to become the third Bollywood celebrity to be featured in one of Europe’s oldest wax museums, after Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. The measurements for his wax figure were taken late last year when he was in Paris shooting for Befikre

While Ranveer Singh fans all over the internet spend inordinate amount of time writing sonnets about his beard, the museum people were, reportedly, less than pleased about it. While trying to map the contours of his face, the sculptors couldn’t really succeed in getting accurate impressions because of said glorious beard.

Whether the statue will do the impossible and actually freeze Ranveer Singh in time or not, we’ll find out soon. The museum will reportedly unveil it tomorrow on the actor’s 32nd birthday.

Until then, here’s a refresher of all the wax statues that are nightmare fodder (and that’s putting it kindly).

Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan and more celebrities as scary wax figures

Beyonce

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.

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