Shah Rukh Khan never shied away from his admiration and respect for the thespian actor Dilip Kumar. Yet another testimony to this was seen at the Osian's auction of rare and vintage film memorabilia. Shah Rukh Khan went on to purchase two magnificent original posters of the iconic film Mughal-E-Azam for Rs 6.84 lakh.
The other paintings which commanded high prices included Arpana Caur's 'Shri 420' (which fetched the highest price of Rs 7.5 lakh), an original hand-painted hard board standee of Yahudi with Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari (for Rs. 4.8 lakh), the Ganga Jumna artwork which was signed and inscribed by Dilip Kumar in 1962 (for Rs. 2.16 lakh), a six-sheet poster of Mother India (for Rs 2.52 lakh) and many others.
Speaking about the prestigious auction, Neville Tuli (Chairman- Osian's Group) said that it was very good to see the film fraternity finally taking a huge interest and responsibility in helping to preserve this fragile heritage.