Superstar Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao successfully bid for film memorabilia worth Rs 2,38,000 at the first Osian’s-Cinefan auction, including Shammi Kapoor’s jacket for Rs 88,000.
Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams successfully bid Rs 15.6 lakh for the full rights to the last recorded song of Kishore Kumar for its new musical show “Jhumroo” that observes the spirit of the legendary singer.
Auction lots on offer consisted of vintage and rare posters, show-cards, stills, song-synopsis booklets among other artifacts.
Highlights were 45 signed black and white photographic stills by the evergreen Dev Anand, rare Satyajit Ray-designed film posters of the 1960s, the turquoise ring set in silver worn by Farooque Sheikh in Muzaffar Ali’s “Umrao Jaan” and a cricket bat signed by Aamir and the team from “Lagaan”.
Rare photographic stills mounted on lobby cards and show-cards from“ “Aan”, “Mother India”, “Dil Diya Dard Liya”, “Leader”, “Humraaz”, “Zanjeer”, “Aan Milo Sajna” and Shammi Kapoor’s scarf from “Junglee” too went under the hammer.
“Aradhana”, “Amar Prem” and “Andaz” posters from Rajesh Khanna’s films did real well.
India can proudly say,”After eleven years of hard work by Osian’s, it has the basis of an international standard market for its cinematic heritage; hereinafter no one will disregard these items as raddi (garbage).
Neville Tuli, Founder Chairman, Osian’s, stated in a statement, “They are collectibles and they have substantial financial value. Though there is still a considerable distance to cover for an in-depth market to come forth and hundreds of galleries and dealers to come out in a legitimate manner.