Hirunews Logo
Michael+Jackson+Statue+%27For+Neverland%27+Installed+In+India
Friday, 08 April 2016 - 16:57
Michael Jackson Statue 'For Neverland' Installed In India
50

Shares
6,113

Views

A statue of the late pop star Michael Jackson has been installed in the southern Indian city of Chennai.

The 10ft (3m) statue was sculpted by "diehard fan" Chandrasekaran, out of a single piece of black granite.

Mr Chandrasekaran said he had tried to donate the statue to Jackson's family and install it in Neverland Ranch, but had been unable to do so.

The statue was unveiled at the city's Vels University by film star Prabhu Deva, famous in India for his Jackson inspired dance moves.

Mr Chandrasekaran told foreign media that the 3.5 tonne statue was made by six sculptors who took 45 days to chisel it out of a single piece of rock.

He added that the sculptors repeatedly watched Jackson's Beat It music video to get his posture correct, and studied "thousands" of photographs to get his features correct, Indian media reports.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
568 Views
104 Views
1,760 Views
39,166 Views
2,579 Views
40,562 Views
Top