Solidifying the memory of late Sushant Singh Rajput, a sculptor from West Bengal’s Asansol has made a Madame Tussauds like wax statue of the actor. Susanta Ray, the sculptor inaugurated the statue on Thursday in his Asansol based museum.
The statue of Sushant Singh, which looks exactly like him, features the actor in a denim jacket standing with his arm leaning on a chair. The museum is open to all and any fan of the actor can visit it to click photos. This is Ray’s tribute to the late actor who died under mysterious circumstances on June 14.
West Bengal: Sukanto Roy, a sculptor from Asansol has created a wax statue of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He says, "I liked him a lot, it is sad that he passed away. I have made this statue for my museum. However, if his family requests for his statue I'll make a new one." pic.twitter.com/H9DxEDwcbN
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2020
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The statue which minutely resembles Rajput earned praises from his fans on social media.
Wax statue of SSR in Asansol. Grateful to the artist Susanta Ray🙏…. Amazing & excellent work is done. Looks so real❣️ pic.twitter.com/ZVoH2g7vfx
— Puja Roy (@PujaRoy94143288) September 17, 2020
Most of us will be Amazed to see Wax statue of SSR at Asansol (West Bengal): Looks so real & alive 😍😍
Exactly like him
Kudos to the Artists… Thank you Guys
— Anonymous Surgeon🦴 (@TheUnknown_Dr) September 17, 2020
What a masterpiece!
A wax statue of our beloved SSR made by an artist in West Bengal.
Coincidentally, his name is Sushanta Roy.@patrakari @TeamIndiaFirst @8pmGyan @shwetasinghkirt#SushantSingRajputDeathCase #RheaArrested #AadityaThackeray #BollywoodDrugGang #BabyPenguine pic.twitter.com/4cRdsZyLpH
— Madhumita Mishra (@madhumitamishra) September 17, 2020
Sushant's first wax statue.Yet the mind wants to get back the man who was made of flesh and blood, you have remained today & will remain in our hearts for the rest of our lives….@ishkarnBHANDARI@republic@TimesNow@KanganaTeam@mamta_kale#ArrestSSRKillersNow#2BrutalMurders pic.twitter.com/xU4TniUeql
— SSR💓 (@sucharitasinha8) September 18, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput wax statue by Sculptor Susanta Ray in #Asansol West Bengal . Wish SSR was alive, his statue looks so alive and happy 🇮🇳❤️🕉️. Great job by Susanta Ray Dada#ssrwaxstatue #sushantsinghwaxstatue @itsSSR @shwetasinghkirt pic.twitter.com/pgivCCQXzR
— Actress Leslie Tripathy (@Actressleslie26) September 17, 2020
This comes a few weeks after some fans of the actor demanded a statue for him in London’s famous wax statue museum, Madame Tussauds.
While Susanta Ray, wants to keep this statue for his own museum in Asansol, he is willing to make another one for the grieving family of the deceased actor in Bihar, if they wish.
Talking about Sushant Singh Rajput, Roy told ANI, “I liked him a lot, it is sad that he passed away. I have made this statue for my museum. However, if his family requests for his statue I’ll make a new one.”
Susanta has made a lot of wax statues for his museum. The veteran sculptor, who has been making wax figurines for quite some years, has made statues of Virat Kohli and Amitabh Bachchan. He has also immortalised people like Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. All the visitors of the museum also have the opportunity of getting a photograph with the statues of Saurav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shah Rukh Khan among others.