A café makes a life-size chocolate statue of a south Indian film star.
A café in India's southern Chennai city made a life-size statue of Indian film star Rajinikanth using 600 kilograms of chocolate. This comes days after an injunction suit was filed against the star and his fans for wasting thousands of litres of milk ahead of the release of his films. A civil court in India's southern Bengaluru city had sent a notice to the actor last month on a petition by a social activist who argued that much milk was wasted by Rajinikanth fans. The court had also ordered fans not to put up any billboards or cut-outs of the star and pour milk over them before he was to receive Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award. Rajinikanth was awarded Padma Vibhushan by India's President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday (April 12) at a ceremony in New Delhi. It took two weeks to make the life-size chocolate statue of Rajinikanth. The statue is made up on 600 kilograms of raw chocolate and is six feet tall. Head of the administration, Zuka (café), Vittur, said the decision to make the chocolate statue of Rajinikanth was taken following a positive response from people in a poll survey. "This thought of making a chocolate statue of superstar Rajinikanth came into our minds because of poll survey that we did on the internet and a lot of people had responded to it and they wanted.. and they actually voted for making a statue for superstar Rajinikanth. So, based on the survey that we did, we thought of making a 600 kg chocolate statue of superstar," said Vittur on Monday (April 11). The film star's fans thronged the café to catch a glimpse of the unique statue.