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Mother’s Wax Museum to get extension with added attractions

 MPOST BUREAU |  2016-07-17 21:52:50.0  |  Kolkata

 The work will be completed by September with the authority gearing up to finish the work before Puja. MWM, housed at New Town’s iconic Financial Centre will have various new attractions for the visitors.

“We have planned the second phase and it will come at the end of this year. The new version will be specially built for children. Not only that, the second phase includes the ‘classic era’ of Hollywood, hot wax molding – something which is an attraction of Madame Tussauds, presentation of Limca Book of record zone and amazing lighting work,” said WBHIDCO (West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation) chairman Debasis Sen.

A national cellular service provider has tied up with WBHIDCO to provide free Wi-Fi connection to the visitors so that they can post their pictures directly on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or any other social networking circle with free of cost for first half an hour.

The classic era of Hollywood may include the life size statues of Casablanca’s Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston of The Ten Commandments and Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn of Roman Holiday. Comparatively new stars would also be found in the museum. Captain America’s Chris Evans, Superman’s Henry Cavill might be in the list of new statues. 

Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, actors who portrayed James Bond —Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig alongside with ravishing Catherine Zeta-Jones may also be in the list of attractions.

There will also be statues of Stephen Spielberg’s E.T along with football stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo standing side by side.

The extended floor will be connected with the existing floor so that spectators can have admission to both the floors with the same ticket. “We will have new attractions called hot wax molding where the visitors can put their hands to get a wax-impression of the hand. 

The MWM, was opened on November 2014 by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The museum was set up in the lines of the famous Madame Tussauds Museum in London.

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