Earlier today, while I was watching T.V, I saw an advertisement featuring the living legend Anwar Maqsood. The first thing that struck my mind was the champion of all funny shows on our national television, “Loose Talk”. And all of a sudden I realized that the funnier part of that show, late Moin Akhtar, is no more here to spread the laughter.
Don’t be sad because things aint that bad! The popular wax museum in London, Madame Tussuads, has expressed its wish to create a wax statue of late Moin Akhtar. Isnt it amazing?
The well known Museum is famous for its wax crafted statues of famous artists, sports legends, popular figures, royal pupil and even some well-known murderers. To name a few, Madame Tussauds has wax statues of Barack Obama, Justin Beiber, and Micheal Jackson.
Late Moin Akhtar gave 44 years of his life to spread laughter, tolerance and information amongst the masses. He is worthy of being the first Pakistani Artist to have some space in Madame Tussauds’ hall of fame. That’s one kind of a tribute to a legendary artist and off course to the nation he belongs to.
Via GEO TV and Express Tribune
Update: According to another reliable news publication NewsWeek Pakistan, the news regarding Moin Akhter statue being waxed at Madam Tussauds museum, is NOT TRUE. They shared this on their Facebook page:
Pakistani media reports are wrong. Madame Tussauds is not “creating a wax figure of Moin Akhtar,” Tussauds’ Liz Edwards told us on email. “This story is a total fabrication I’m afraid, we haven’t requested to make a figure,” she said.