Bollywood Superstar Varun Dhawan Lands Down Under!

In celebration of the Holi festival, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has made his debut in the brand-new Bollywood set at Madame Tussauds Sydney. The heartthrob's wax figure will be at the Darling Harbour attraction from Wednesday, 27 March. 

"To help recognise and celebrate the Holi festival, we're so excited to add Varun Dhawan to the Madame Tussauds Sydney family and unveil our brand-new Bollywood set. We're already home to Indian stars, including Shah Rukh Khan, Diljit Dosanjh, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Sachin Tendulkar, and now we can include Varun in this amazing line-up of celebrities! This is huge for us, our Indian guests, and Bollywood fans, who love to see big stars at Madame Tussauds Sydney."

Anika Schmitzer, Operations Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney

Varun worked with the Madame Tussauds sculpting team to create the dynamic dance pose, the 'Disco Deewane,' from his box-office hit 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, which inspired his look -  distressed jeans, a red satin shirt and a leather vest. His figure stands proudly in the vibrant, new Bollywood set – a permanent addition to Madame Tussauds Sydney, decorated with colourful garlands which is inspired by his many romantic comedy movies.

Over 200 measurements were taken by the Merlin Magic Making team during a 5-hour sitting process to create the figure, previously housed at Madame Tussauds Delhi.

"I visited Madame Tussauds when I was six, and I can't believe I can be the one to stand next to the figures of various celebrities and world leaders one day."

Varun Dhawan

Next to Varun is the wax figure of good friend and fellow Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan – providing the perfect backdrop for fans to snap pictures with the two stars.