Now I have two of you!

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Now I have two of you!

Source: Hindustan Times

Date: Jan 22, 2011


Exults wife Sussanne as Hrithik's wax statue makes it to London's Tussauds


His wife, Sussanne, gave the waxen Hrithik Roshan a kiss and said, “Now I have two of you.” His son quietly walked up to it and slipped his fingers through his, holding his hand as he would his dad’s, and by doing so gave it his stamp of approval. His mother,Pinky, was jumping with joy, and dad Rakesh was cracking jokes, telling her that if she liked the new Hrithik so much, she should go on stage,he’d say,“Statue” and she’d freeze alongside! As for Hrithik,coming face-to-face with his incredible mirror image was a surreal experience that freaked him out.

“Looking at it, I couldn’t laugh for more than two seconds. I’d flinch and take a step backwards, it’s so life like and seems to be telling me, ‘Hey dude,you look just like me!”

The actor unveiled his look-alike at London’swax museum, Madame Tussauds, on Thursday, to join an elite Bollywood group that includes Amitabh and Aishwarya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

“It’s humbling. When they asked me where I wanted my figure placed, I told them to put it in a corner,” he laughs.

The foreign media was in no mood to put him in a corner.“I’ve been talking for nine hours,” headmitted from London. “I’m astounded by the interest in Indian cinema globally. It warms my heart,” he asserts.

The statue has been moulded on the Dhoom 2 look but for Hrithik,it’s not about the movie. “Whenever my children or any other child is dispirited or tired, I’d want him or her to look at this figure and know that failures can be conquered, you just have to rise above them,” he says. “I don’t want them to ever give up.”

Back home,Hrithik is preparing for another stint on Karan Johar’s couch.

“I’ve never been comfortable on it and have always tried to find some excuse to stay away,” he admits.

“But I love Karan too much to say ‘no’. Besides, he’s the best TV host we have who can get his guests to reveal secrets they’ve kept bottled up all these years. Sussanne has ‘exposed’ me onthe show,” he chuckles.

The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last year but Hrithik says that 10 years ago,he only put his signature on a piece of paper and made the relationship official.

“Sussanne has been apart of my life and soul for16 years now,and I couldn’t have asked for a better companion. Like me she’s a Sufi at heart. For us, glam, glitz and awards don’t matter.It’s the moments… And of course our kids.”

He refuses to get started on Hrehaan and Hridaan saying that like anyother parent, he can get mushy about his sons for hours together.“When I see them, I see unconditional love,” he says. “And an innocence that makes childhood precious.”

Hrithik Roshan, on Thursday, became the youngest Bollywood actor to have his wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Before him, Amitabh Bachchan,Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchanand Salman Khan had made it to the museum from the Indian film fraternity.

Shah Rukh and Aishwarya have two statues each at the UK and the US mueseums.


Hrithik pays tribute to Tussauds' team
Date: Jan 22, 2011
By: Amit Roy

Hrithik credits the unsung heroes the sculptors for all the Dhoom about his statue

It was becoming of Hrithik Roshan to pay homage to the sculptors at Madame Tussauds when unveiling his waxwork statue at the museum in London this Thursday.

"I am a huge fan of the genius of these artistes. I have never seen anything like this in my entire life," he expressed.

Colin Jackman, the sculptor who made Hrithik's head. Hrithik's wife Suzanne kisses her faux hubby during the unveiling ceremony

Of the two sculptors that worked on Hrithik's wax figure, Colin Jackman worked on the head part, while Brad Sims was given charge of the actor's body.

"Hrithik's eyes are distinctive, hazel green in colour. Also, he has got a distinctive fleck in his left eye.

These detail had to be incorporated in the wax model," explained Jackman. "Besides it was a challenge to get the physique right."

A plaster cast of his right hand was taken so that his double thumb could be accurately reproduced.

Jackman also revealed that the Tussauds team took, "lots of measurements and photos" before starting the task. "Some 500 shots of the face and body were clicked. The sittings took about two hours.

We had to put him on a turntable to take photos all round his body." "Then we would go away and start sculpting midway," recalled Jackman.

"We wanted to call him for a second time too, just to make sure if we had got some of the measurements correct. He was very sporting," he added.

At the unveiling of the statue, Hrithik's toddler sons climbed up on the stage for a paparazzi shot. There was a sigh of relief among the people when they stopped and stood beside their real dad!