Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Amitabh Bachchan are among the many Hollywood and Bollywood actors that are finding a place of importance in the Indian homes.
For the love of films
"We have been stocking a variety in this category for over a year. Requests for posters, cushions, coasters have only multiplied," says Camellia Satija of Rio Grande.
These celebrities have a huge fan following. "The collection targets anyone who is looking to add a dash of glam to a living room, entry hall, or commercial common area," says Max Francesconi of SICIS, The Art Mosaic Factory. Francesconi bought the copyrights from the Marilyn M Foundation for seven historical shoots by Milton Greene of the diva.
"An expat comes and picks up every Amitabh Bachchan item that we do in our store. So much so, that she wanted an Amitabh Bachchan bedcover," recalls Renu Kapoor of Silk Road and Beyond.
"While the stars from the 60’s to 80’s such as Marilyn Monroe, Madhubala, and The Beatles are the most sought after, we keep some modern actors for the youngsters," says Satija. The bad boys of Bollywood also are in demand. Kapoor says, "We have trays, coasters and cushions of Amrish Puri as Mogambo, Prem Chopra and Gulshan Grover. They sell like hot cakes."
The filmy décor is not just for fans, but even those who like an element of quirkiness. "Keep a big cushion as a focal point or a conversation piece in your entertainment room or bedroom. Bright colours look great in this concept," adds Kapoor.
Satija says, "A corner can be brightened up by using posters on the wall and cushions on the mattress. Avoid using such pieces in a formal area, unless you are from a related field of work."
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R 600 for a set of four coasters
Silk Road and Beyond
Bring in some action on your dining table with these coasters
Available at: N-11, Second Floor, GK 1
R 65,000 each
The dining chair with slim, curved tapering back reminiscent of actress Scarlett O’Hara’s (Gone with the Wind fame) waistline.
Available at: International Furniture Brands, The Gallery, 13 MG Road