Kolkata, Nov 12: Here is a happy news for people in Kolkata - The city now houses, a mini version of Madame Tussauds the iconic wax museum in London ! And guess which statue draws most visitors - the statue of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
The museum is situated at Rajarhat in suburban Kolkata and it is drawing lot of visitors.
The museum, which was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday was opened to the public today. It currently has 19 wax statues of well-known personalities, including Mahatma Gandhi, Sourav Ganguly and Amitabh Bachchan. Also, it has statues of Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar.
The CM has reportedly asked the officials to include statues of Mother Teresa, and Swami Vivekananda's disciple Sister Nivedita, in the collection.
Reportedly, people are queuing up to pose with Mamata's wax statue, which is made to look like the CM seated at an office desk and smiling.
However, the chief minister was not entirely happy with her statue, says an NDTV report.
The museum, called Mother's Wax Museum, has kicked up few controversies too. Many people say the ticket charge, Rs 150, is high. Also, the late Jyoti Basu, the longest-serving Chief Minister of West Bengal, doesn't have a representation in the museum.
Other personalities who have found a place in the museum are Ram Krishna Paramhans, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, Maradona, Kapil Dev, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Mithun Chakraborty.