Over the years, Bollywood memorabilia has become a hot commodity at auctions around the world. Collectors and fans alike are willing to pay top dollar for items associated with their favorite Bollywood films and stars. Here are ten items from Bollywood that were auctioned at amazing prices:
- Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker Costume
The iconic clown costume worn by legendary Bollywood actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor in the classic movie “Mera Naam Joker” was auctioned off for an impressive INR 1.5 crore in 2020. The red and green costume is one of the most recognizable and beloved items in Bollywood history, and its high price at auction reflects its enduring cultural significance.
- Amitabh Bachchan’s Jacket from Kabhi Kabhie
The leather jacket worn by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the 1976 movie “Kabhi Kabhie” was auctioned off for INR 4.4 lakh in 2015. The jacket, which became an iconic part of Bachchan’s on-screen persona, was worn in many scenes throughout the film and has become a treasured item for fans of the actor and the movie. Its high auction price is a testament to Bachchan’s enduring popularity and influence in Indian cinema.
- Shah Rukh Khan’s Lungi from Chennai Express
The lungi (a type of wraparound skirt) worn by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the 2013 blockbuster movie “Chennai Express” was auctioned off for INR 1.5 crore in 2014. The red and gold lungi, which became an instant sensation and a popular fashion trend after the film’s release, was sold to a business tycoon from Hyderabad. The high auction price of this seemingly ordinary piece of clothing highlights the enduring cultural impact of Bollywood and its stars on Indian popular culture.
- Madhuri Dixit’s Lehenga from Devdas
The iconic green lehenga worn by Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit in the 2002 movie “Devdas” was auctioned off for an astounding INR 3.3 crore in 2019. The lehenga, which was designed by Bollywood’s favorite costume designer, Neeta Lulla, became an instant sensation and a symbol of timeless beauty, elegance, and Madhuri Dixit’s iconic status in Bollywood.
- Aamir Khan’s Ghajini Costume
The signature costume worn by Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan in the 2008 blockbuster movie “Ghajini” was auctioned off for INR 2.4 lakh in 2009. The outfit, which included a sleeveless t-shirt, cargo pants, and a leather jacket, became an iconic part of the character’s look and helped to define the movie’s style. Its high auction price reflects the popularity of the film and Aamir Khan’s status as one of Bollywood’s most bankable and beloved actors.
- Kareena Kapoor’s Sari from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
The stunning pink and gold sari worn by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor in the 2001 family drama movie “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” was auctioned off for INR 8 lakh in 2011. The sari, which was designed by Bollywood’s most sought-after costume designer, Manish Malhotra, became an instant hit and has since become an iconic piece of Bollywood fashion. The high auction price of the sari displays Kareena Kapoor’s timeless beauty and her enduring status as one of Bollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies.
- Salman Khan’s Tuxedo from Maine Pyar Kiya
The black tuxedo worn by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in the 1989 hit movie “Maine Pyar Kiya” was auctioned off for INR 1.5 lakh in 2013. The tuxedo, which became an iconic part of Khan’s on-screen persona, was worn in many scenes throughout the film and helped to establish him as one of Bollywood’s most beloved leading men.
- Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish Costume
The superhero costume worn by Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan in the 2006 blockbuster movie “Krrish” was auctioned off for INR 2.11 lakh in 2015. The iconic red and black costume, which became an instant hit with audiences and helped to define the character of Krrish, has since become a popular Halloween costume and a symbol of Bollywood’s foray into superhero movies. The high auction price of the costume shows the enduring popularity of Hrithik Roshan and his status as one of Bollywood’s most talented and versatile actors.
- Rekha’s Sari from Silsila
The gorgeous red and gold sari worn by Bollywood diva Rekha in the 1981 romantic drama movie “Silsila” was auctioned off for an impressive INR 3.2 lakh in 2017. The sari, which was designed by Bhanu Athaiya, became an instant hit and has since become an iconic piece of Bollywood fashion. Rekha’s character in the film, Chandni, became a symbol of timeless elegance and beauty, and the sari she wore in the film played a significant role in establishing her as a fashion icon. Its high auction price is a testament to Rekha’s enduring popularity and her influence on Bollywood fashion.
- Deepika Padukone’s Ghagra from Ram Leela
The stunning ghagra (long skirt) worn by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone in the 2013 romantic drama movie “Ram Leela” was auctioned off for a whopping INR 5.5 lakh in 2018. The ghagra, which was designed by Anju Modi, became an instant sensation and helped to establish Deepika Padukone as one of Bollywood’s most stylish leading ladies. It displays Deepika Padukone’s immense popularity and her status as a fashion icon both on and off the screen.