The Ik Kudi singer is the first turbaned Sikh to have a statue at the prestigious museum. It was another proud moment for Diljit Dosanjh when he unveiled his wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Delhi today.
An excited Diljit took to his social media handles to express his happiness. Along with pictures from the event, the Udta Punjab actor wrote, “Aukaat Ghat Te Kirpa Zyada. Dosanjh Kalan Ton @MadameTussauds @tussaudsdelhi. Wah Maalka Terian Tu Jaaney. FIRST Turbaned SIKH to Have Wax Figure at #MadameTussauds. LOVE MY FANS (sic).”
In his tweet, Diljit Dosanjh wrote how from a small village of Punjab, Dosanjh Kalan, he made his way to Madame Tussauds. The wax idol is based on his look from his song Putt Jatt Da.
Dressed in a black tux with a black turban, the actor looked dapper at the unveiling ceremony. “Forget about having a wax figure here, I had almost given up hope of even entering Madame Tussauds,” said the singer-actor, who took a selfie with the figure.
Diljit also said that in the past, he wanted to visit Madame Tussauds in London, but could not. He said, “There was a long line. I was in London for a day, so couldn’t find the time. I tried again, but the attempts were not successful. Then I thought, I will go in like this only.”
Diljit started off his career as a Punjabi singer. His popular tracks include Proper Patola, Patiala Peg, 5 Taara, Laembadgini, Move Lakk and Channo, among others. He has also done four Bollywood movies, Udta Punjab, Soorma, Phillauri and Welcome to New York, along with many Punjabi films such as the Jatt & Juliet series, Disco Singh, Super Singh, Punjab 1984 and the Sardaar Ji series. His upcoming films include Arjun Patiala and Good News.