Moin Akhtar’s Statue at Madame Tussauds?

Recently, there were reports in Pakistani media that considering Moin Akhtar’s extensive contribution to performing arts in Pakistan, the Madame Tussauds museum has contacted his family and communicated its interest to include his statue at the museum.

The News : Moin Akhtar to be waxed for Madame Tussauds

Pakistan Today : Moin Akhtar to be waxed for Madame Tussauds

Dunya News : Madame Tussauds to display Moin Akhtar’s statue

Business Recorder : Madame Tussauds wish to include Moin Akhtar’s statue

Express Tribune : Madame Tussauds to house legendary Moin Akhtar’s statue: report

Express Tribune also reported that his family has declined the offer.

Mansoor Akhtar, son of the late actor, confirmed to The Express Tribune that while he did receive a call from an international asking his permission, he was not sure if it was authentic or not. Nevertheless, he declined the offer stating that he does 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.”

While people were discussing about it, Newsweek Pakistan reported this news as false on its facebook page.

When I contacted Liz Edwards – PR Manager, Madame Tussauds London – she said, “I’m afraid I don’t know where this story has originated but there are no plans to create a wax figure of Moin Akhtar.

This news was incorrect and based on a rumour. Sadly, very credible Pakistani media agencies published it without any verification.

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