It was just a few days ago that Shahid Kapoor took to Instagram to share the news about his wax statue being installed at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The actor shared a photo of him holding an eyeball during the process of getting measured for the statue. And he seemed quite excited about it. When DNA asked him about his family’s reaction, the actor revealed that it was a surprise for them too.

Here’s what he said:

I didn’t inform anyone in my family except Mira (Rajput). When I posted the picture, everyone was like, ‘You didn’t tell us about it ’ (laughs). The team didn’t want me to talk about it for some time, so I was waiting for them to give me a go ahead. It happened around two months ago. Now that my mom knows, she is really happy.

When asked about his wife, Mira Rajput’s reaction, he said:

She was extremely happy and wanted to know more about the process. So, when they were taking my measurements, I was on FaceTime with her. They had 50 shades of eyeballs and hair. They laid them out to check which one was closest to mine. Mira was curious to know, so I was showing her how they put 150 dots on my face, made me stand still and took pictures with 2D as well as 3D cameras. She was quite fascinated.

He also revealed:

They sent options for the pose that I could go for. Mira took the final call on that.

Aww! Isn’t that cute?

Madame Tussauds is home to the wax models of some of the most world-renowned artists and personalities from across the globe.

When probed on who he’d like his statue to be placed next to, he said:

If I’m placed next to somebody, it will definitely be someone who’s way more accomplished than me. So I’d just ask them to give me a corner of my own (smiles). Honestly, I’d like to be featured with people who are from my generation because I think that would be appropriate. Varun is the closest, so maybe they should put us together somewhere. I think our statues should be high-fiving each other (laughs).

Well, what an amazing way to be immortalized, right?