Spread over 5,000 sq. feet, the city's first wax museum located Finance Centre, New Town and named after Mother Teresa, houses 19 life-size wax statues of the state's most illustrious sons and daughters - Satyajit Ray, Suchitra Sen, Manna De, Sourav Ganguly - rubbing shoulders with Mahatma Gandhi, Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar. [Read: 'Happy New Year' tragedy: Denied to watch movie at theatre, woman dies after consuming acid]
Banerjee, along with the megastars, inaugurated the museum at the Netaji Indoor Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival. [Read: Bengal chit fund: Now, Shah Rukh Khan's company under scanner?]
The museum will be officially thrown open for public viewing Tuesday onwards.
Veteran wax sculptor Susanta Ray, who has a smaller wax museum in Asansol in Burdwan district of West Bengal, has crafted the statues.
The project has been implemented by the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation.