It seems that Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has lost out on a chance of having her wax replica at Madame Tussauds due to some glitches between her manager and an event management company. According to industry sources, the actress was shortlisted amongst a bevy of B-town actresses to be waxed at the famous museum. The museum already has wax statues of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan. Kareena would surely have been in august company if her statue was also put up.
The tussle occurred between Bebo’s manager and event management firm ‘Wizcraft’. The event organisers already share a cordial relation with the officials of Tussauds. In the past, they had announced the news of Big B’s statue being unveiled at the museum. In fact, the first look of the statue was unveiled at an awards show organised by ‘Wizcraft’. Subsequently, all the B-Town statues have come to their award functions held at Macau and Amsterdam.
Speaking to a daily, an industry insider revealed, “The announcement will only be made at Toronto. Tussauds always makes a decision in consultation with the company.” Since the issues between Bebo’s manager and Wizcraft have not been sorted out, chances of Bebo’s wax statue seems to be bleak at the moment.
Says a source, “The list of actresses included Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit and Rani Mukerji, and Kareena was the final choice. The decision of the next star to be waxed was to be announced at an award function in Toronto. Kareena was also supposed to be present for the Raj Kapoor retrospective held there. But following the ego hassles between her manager and the event managing company, Bebo might not even go to Canada. The opportunity of a lifetime might go to Madhuri, Priyanka or Rani, all of who will be present.”
Although when contacted, Wizcraft officials have stated that Kareena would not be able to make it to Toronto as she is busy shooting for Salman Khan starrer ‘Bodyguard’. Filmi Files is a website which offers news, views and even the inside stories from the glamour world be it Bollywood or Hollywood, for those who love the cinema.