The King of Bollywood and his main squad are rolling into Times Square — and you can meet them all.
Okay, that’s slightly overselling it, but Bollywood fans still have plenty of reason to be excited. Wax versions of the formidable lineup that is Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit will all be spending the months of April and May at Madame Tussauds New York.
Opening on April 10 and going on through May 31, the Bollywood Experience will be an immersive exhibit that puts visitors inside the over-the-top world of Bollywood musicals. While the wax figures will be the stars of the show, the exhibit also features art installations, projections and music meant to make it feel like at any moment, the whole scene will come to singing, dancing life. On Friday nights, it actually will with DJs playing Indian pop hits (bhangra).
Because Bollywood films are known for their elaborate dance numbers, of course the exhibit couldn’t happen without a couple of flash mob performances. On opening day, look for real-life Bollywood dancers doing pop-up performances on top of Big Buses throughout Times Square.