I DON’T know why but I’m singing and dancing to the song ‘Ek do teen, char paanch che saath aath nau, dus gyaarah baarah terah’.

Why? This is the same song that took India and Bollywood’s beauty, Madhuri Dixit, to global recognition at the start of her acting career in Tezaab (1988), which also reaffirmed Anil Kapoor’s status as a megastar.

The song proved Madhuri was here to take on the centre stage and become one of the most talked about actresses to emerge out of Indian cinema. What followed next was something that even Madhuri would not have dreamt of – going on to star in films such as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...!, Saajan and Mrityudand.

Now Madhuri Dixit-Nene (she’s married to Dr Shriram Nene) is next in line to join the A-list line of Bollywood stars already featured at Madame Tussauds, London.

Now you know why I’m singing and dancing? Mads (as we love to call her) has already given a sitting to the sculptors in Mumbai and is expected to unveil her statue in March in person.

Her figure will make a stunning new addition to the Bollywood area which continues to grow in popularity every year. With so many awards to her name and a career spanning 25 years, she undoubtedly deserves a place at Tussauds.

Speaking about her addition, the actress said: “I am really thrilled I am going to be included at Madame Tussauds. It’s a real mark of achievement to be recognised for ones art and work.

“It’s also wonderful to be following in the footsteps of other Bollywood stars and some of my personal heroes.”

To ensure total authenticity, Madhuri will be closely involved in the creation process, collaborating with the Tussauds team to agree the pose and even donating a Manish Malhotra saree for her figure to wear. Her hair will flow loosely over her shoulders, styled to show off her long tresses to full effect.

The statue will cost £150,000 to make and will take a team of sculptors, hair, make-up and wardrobe experts four months to create.

Well, all we are waiting for is the creation now, Mads! Get ready to witness the longest queue this summer in London outside Madame Tussauds, and if you aren’t in the queue, then book your tickets to Baker Street right away. Mads, we love you!