A veteran wax artist of West Bengal has sculpted a full-sized statue of actor Sushant Singh Rajput as a mark of tribute. Sushanto Roy (64), state’s first wax artist, has chiselled the statue, having putting resemblance with the actor who was discovered hanging at his Mumbai house on June 14. Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life case is at present beingprobed by CBI and different central companies.
It took Roy one and half month to finish the statue of the actor at his studio right here in West Burdwan district. The veteran artist had beforehand sculpted wax statues of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, soccer legend Diego Maradona and Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu since 2001.
His wax sculpting of former President Pranab Mukherjee occupies a pleasure of place at Rashtrapati Bhavan. “I sculpt the statues of personalities with whom I feel emotionally attached in some way or the other. Whose life and works inspire me. Be it Amitabh Bachchan, Jyoti Basu, Pranab Mukherjee or Maradona.
“The wax statue of Sushant was additionally made for a similar motive, although I remorse that I’ll by no means have the ability to present it to the actor, whose battle in appearing profession needs to be an inspiration to all aspiring actors,” Roy, who has determined to maintain the statue in his personal museum, instructed PTI on Saturday.
The veteran sculptor additionally stated that information of Sushant being a sufferer of nepotism additionally struck a chord with him “as regardless of being the primary wax artist within the state having earned plaudits from massive personalities, my request for a plot for a gallery in metropolis or recognition from the federal government had by no means been thought of by both the state or central governments.”
“Both Sushant and me had been combating towards odds however by no means gave up,” he said drawing parallels He recalled despite having wax statues at Jaipur and
the wax museum in Rajarhat, the only recognition he got was from the Mamata Banerjee government in 2013 as a citation paper in recognition of his works.
“I had additionally sculpted wax statues of Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi however did not have the scope to point out it to them,” the 1980 gold medal winner from Indian Art College said.
The veteran craftsman is spending his entire savings to build a state of the art private museum in Asansol to preserve his works for display.
“I’m coaching 5 younger artists to amass the abilities in wax sculpture. I might be no extra someday however mycraft will reside on via their works in future,” he stated.
Roy had additionally made wax statues of cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and each reportedly praised his works.