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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Rub Shoulders With International Legends At Red Carpet Wax Museum | R City Mall Mumbai | Travel Tales

Having grown up reading about the wonders of Madame Tussauds in London & elsewhere, it had always been a cherished dream of mine to visit it and get a selfie clicked with the awesome life-like statues of global personalities there. The whole idea itself is so interesting. Celebrities from all walks of life, immortalized in wax, making them both dreamy as well as accessible to the masses. Kudos to the originator of this idea! But traveling abroad is not within everyone's reach. I know I have to wait quite some time before I can plan a dream vacation abroad. So does that mean my dream remains unfulfilled?
 
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Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama
 
Absolutely not! This is where the good folks at R City Mall and the brains behind Red Carpet Wax Museum come to our rescue. Now we do not need to travel halfway across the world to appreciate global celebrities and legends in their waxed up avatars. Situated on 1st floor of South Wing at R City Mall, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai is Red Carpet Wax Museum, the brand new must-visit destination in Mumbai, something to charm kids and adults alike.
 
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It took a good 5 years to bring this place to life and the results are stunning. From the grand entry that literally rolls out the red carpet for everyone, to the amazing staff that helps us get acquainted with our surroundings, to the true-to-life-effect of each statue and the innovative ambiance for us to get clicked at, it is an experience to savor. 
 
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The entrance is akin to good old Golden Globes or Oscars, with blinding lights and array of photographers making us feel special, replete with a lovely welcoming lady (made of wax,ofcourse and vaguely resembling a young Hillary Swank) and a special Red Carpet Selfie Point. Thereafter comes the wave of global personalities from politics, philanthropy, religion, science, entertainment, sports, right from Mother Teresa, Anna Hazare, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs to Harry Potter, Brad & Angelina, Lionel Messi, Saina Nehwal and John Cena! Whoa, that is some list indeed :D Each statue takes 4-6 months to complete and has been meticulously created by International craftsmen, no wonder it really looks like these can breathe and walk and talk at any moment!
 
Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson ObamaRed Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama
 
It is not just the statues that take one's breath away. It is the little special touches that matter more :) First, every personality has its own dedicated little kiosk and accessories. So Barack Obama is standing behind a podium, just like a powerful politician making a speech while The Pope is standing in front of a 3-D church interiors wallpaper, Nelson Mandela is comfortable in a reading room and Steve Jobs seems to be unveiling the next big Apple product. It instantly makes us also feel a part of their lives :) 
 
Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama
 
Secondly, there are special accessories that we can use to pose and click photos with them. So put on a crown to stand right beside Queen Elizabeth or don a wizard's robe + hat and pose with Harry Potter. Albert Einstein looks on amusingly while we don special hats with bulbs on top while Michael Jackson screams happily while we pose with a guitar right by his side :D 
 
Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama
 
And thirdly, there are hidden surprises, such as a sleeping watchman opposite Obama. It literally looks like a man has fallen asleep and it is only when we went near it that we realized it was a wax statue! There are 3-D paintings and more, suffice to say there is no reason for anybody to miss this fantastic place.
 
Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama

Red Carpet Wax Museum India Mumbai Lifestyle Blogger Travel Photography Brangelina Mother Teresa Pope Michael Jackson Obama
 
As Neil Armstrong famously said, 'One small step for man, one huge step for mankind', I believe this place also puts forward a small but significant step in providing something innovative + entertaining for us all. Each one of us have different favorites, so I am sure at the end of the tour everyone would feel like their personal hero should also get represented here (my sister reallllly wants SRK here, and to be honest, so do I :D) but ofcourse, it is not possible to include 1000 wax statues at one place! I find the selection here really well thought out and perfectly executed. Steve Jobs, Saina Nehwal, Albert Einstein were my personal favorites and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Priced at Rs. 300 for weekdays and Rs. 400 for weekends (and there are discounts/offers too), it is oh-so-worth-it and here is to looking forward to flourishing times with the Red Carpet Wax Museum :)
 
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Photo Credits : Loud Frames Photography

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I so want to visit this place, wish we have such museum here. Thank you for sharing such entertaining blog post with us.

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