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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bollywood Legends

Leading toy manufacturer and distributor Spin Master Toys UK have joined forces with entrepreneur Shameen Jivraj to launch the first-ever Bollywood dolls. The dolls will be sold in the UK under the brand name 'Bollywood Legends'. The first four 'Bollywood Legends' are Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol and Priyanka Chopra.

Jivraj, who came up with the concept four years ago said: "I became intrigued by Bollywood a little while ago and was drawn into the movies with their mix of fun, fashion, music and dance. It's such a magical and emotive arena and I wanted to create something that would allow the audiences to be able to take some of that magic home to treasure and enjoy in a unique and new way."

The 12-inch dolls have been meticulously crafted, with attention paid to every detail, from their outfits and their expressions, right down to Shahrukh Khan's famous S-curved eyebrows.

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See the stills for the unveiling event with Bollywood star Kajol at the JW Marriott in Juhu, Mumbai, India.

On September 14th they also launched at Harrods in London. Hrithik Roshan and Kajol appeared in person on a horse drawn carriage. They visited Harrods' Toy Kingdom on the 4th floor where they met fans and signed the new dolls.


6 comments:

  1. Yes, and I guess fans of Bollywood would be happy to see their culture represented in doll form. There ARE other cultures other than Barbie out there!

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  2. "The first four 'Bollywood Legends' are Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol and Priyanka Chopra."
    What about Ash????

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  3. Wait, you mean Hollywood doesn't make all the movies for The world?

    Who would've known? ;)

    I wonder if these things will take on cult status like some of the Mcfarlane toys.

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  4. Simran,

    Did u watch the latest indian movie Krrish, starring my favourite Hrithik Roshan ?

    Oh...he is so handsome.

    Sorry...can't help thinking of him....:)

    Sameera
    indian sarees

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  5. Hi Sameera, thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Nope, I haven't seen Krrish yet, since i have to wait until the DVD comes out.

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