Did Madame Tussauds wax museum offer to create a wax statue in remembrance of Pakistan’s iconic comedian Moin Akhtar?
Mansoor Akhtar, son of the late actor Moin Akhtar, confirmed to The Express Tribune that while he did receive a call from an international asking his permission to create a wax statue of his father, he was not sure if it was authentic or not.
Nevertheless, he declined the offer stating that he did not approve of it.
“While I am not sure if the call was genuine, I was overwhelmed when I received it as it is a huge honour as the museum houses wax figures of many of the world most renowned celebrities. However, making statues is forbidden in Islam so I rejected the offer due to religious reasons.”
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The famed Madame Tussauds wax museum hopes to include a statue of deceased Pakistani actor Moin Akhar as part of its collection. This is the first time a Pakistani actor’s statue will be displayed at the museum.
According to local news reports, considering Akhtar’s extensive contribution to performing arts in Pakistan, the museum has contacted his family and communicated their interest to include his statue at the museum.
Akhtar devoted 44 years of his life to entertaining audiences and promoting arts in Pakistan.
The renowned museum houses wax statues of historical and royal figures, politicians, film and TV celebrities, sports stars and even famous murderers.
Akhtar, one of the most beloved comics and actors ever to grace the stage and television screens of Pakistan, passed away at the age of 60