New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday joined the league of global leaders at Madame Tussauds with three of his wax figures installed in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

In eight days, a fourth will be installed in London where it will join the likes of US President Barack Obama, British prime minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Francoise Holland.

According to a release by Madame Tussauds, Modi’s wax figure took four months to create and cost £150,000 ( 1.5 crore) each. Modi’s wax statue is dressed in his trademark cream-coloured chooridar kurta and sleeveless jacket, and strikes a namaste pose.

Modi said he “met" his wax statue on Monday.

“What can I say? As far as art is concerned, the Madame Tussauds team is exceptional at what they do. What Lord Brahma does normally is what the artists there are doing. Today, I had an opportunity as the prime servant of my people to meet my wax figure," Modi was quoted as saying in the release.

The Madame Tussauds museum at London’s Baker Street also has historical leaders such Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill. Modi saw the wax figure in New Delhi on Monday while it was enroute to London.

“We will be delighted to welcome Mr Modi to the world stage at Madame Tussauds London," commented General Manager, Edward Fuller.

“It’s wonderful that he had the opportunity to see his figure in India earlier this week before the public get the chance to meet him here. His social media following shows just what immense interest there is in him and I’m sure that interest will be apparent here too as guests get the chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with one of the most influential men in the world. And maybe even grab a selfie."

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