BANGALORE: Soon, Bangalore will have its very own wax museum with authentic art work, exactly like Madame Tussaud's in London. What's more, alongside will be attractions which have figured in the Guinness World Records or the Ripley's Believe It or Not.

With Ripley's Entertainment Inc venturing into the South East Asian market for the first time, Bangalore has been selected as the privileged city to host these attractions. The Innovative Film City at Bidadi will also house three of these main attractions — 'The Louis Tussaud's Wax museum', 'Ripley's Believe it or Not', and 'Guinness World Records' — which will open by October.

Having sought recognition as the country with the maximum number of entries into the Guinness Records, it was quite obvious for Ripley's to zero in on India as its next best market.

Ripley's Entertainment Inc's vice president, Scott Line said this multi-crore project held great potential in the sub-continent. We did try Mumbai and other cities, but Bangalore seemed most viable, as it already had a government approved Innovative Film City project,” he added.

The structures will be designed by Hyderabad artist Nitish Roy's team.