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Rare Shammi Kapoor items on display in Osian’s –Cinefan Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia

By NewsDesk • Published on July 6, 2012

Shammi Kapoor’s famous scarf from Junglee (1961), the sweater from Andaz (1971), the Shehnai from his last film appearance in Rockstar (2011) and one of his favorite personal Mont Blanc fountain pens will be part of the 1st Osian’s – Cinefan Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia.

The auction will begin on July 31 at the Imperial Hotel (New Delhi) as part of the 12th Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival.

The last unreleased song by Kishore Kumar completed just three days before his demise will provide a unique opportunity for the film fraternity and the fans of Kishore Kumar to purchase the rights for this rare song.

Among the many other vintage highlights of the auction on offer are a rare album of 45 signed black and white photographic stills by the evergreen Dev Anand; rare costumes worn by Sanjeev Kumar & Amjad Khan from Shatranj ke Khilari from the Suresh Jindal collection; rare Satyajit Ray designed film posters of the 1960s; the turquoise ring set in silver worn by Farooque Sheikh in Muzaffar Ali’s famous Umrao Jaan;  a cricket bat signed by Aamir Khan and the team from Lagaan; very 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 other classic films, along with original calendar art featuring stars such as Jayalalitha, Waheeda Rehman, Hema Malani, Mumtaz, Sridevi, among others.

The Founder Chairman of Osian’s, Neville Tuli, who has spearheaded all these projects, comments “It is sad that in a country which is so passionate about cinema and where film stars are larger than life, the market for vintage Indian Cinema publicity material and memorabilia is at such infancy compared to say the market for Hollywood memorabilia.”

The Gala Opening Preview Exhibition of the Auction will be held at 6pm on Friday,  27th  July 2012 at the Siri Fort Complex and will precede the Inauguration of Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival.

The 12th Osian’s –Cinefan Film Festival takes place from 27 July to 5 August 2012.

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