16 March 2019
London: As actress Deepika Padukone unveiled her Statue of Purpose at Madame Tussauds here, her husband Ranveer Singh jokingly said "Original toh mere paas hai" (I have the original).
"As if one of her was not enough. Double trouble, Madame Tussauds, wax statue, London," Deepika's sister Anisha captioned a photograph that features Deepika and her wax statue.
The actress, who has been an active voice in creating awareness about mental health has dedicated the Statue to her initiative, and hence it is named as Statue of Purpose.
"I hope the figure reminds my fans of someone who did something for the cause of mental illness, who worked towards creating awareness and destigmatising mental illness. I hope that it gives people a sense of upliftment and a sense of hope. I hope that message comes through," Deepika said.
Deepika was accompanied for the wax statue launch by husband Ranveer Singh, her parents and her in-laws.
The "Padmaavat" actress is currently gearing up for her first production venture which will have her essaying the role of an acid attack victim.