Indian cinema memorabilia dealer Wahid Mansoori of 'Bollywood Bazar' looks for original posters of Bollywood actress Nadira following a customer's request at his shop in Mumbai on June 29, 2010.    AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

U.K. – Crazy for Bollywood? Get in line

November 7, 2015
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by LENNOX MORRISON, BBC

Grab your own piece of Indian film, before everyone else does. Why Bollywood is hot for collectors and how to get in on the craze.

When Mukesh Kalsi was a little boy growing up in London, three generations of his family would gather to watch Hindi films from his parents’ homeland in Punjab state, India. Kalsi, now 30, remains a dedicated fan of Indian movies and has travelled to Mumbai in search of authentic cinema posters.

He is particularly passionate about posters from the 1950’s and ‘60s. “That’s when they were still hand painted,” said Kalsi, a police officer in Hounslow, west London. “Now all the posters are digitised. On the old posters I can see the brush strokes. I love the colours and the typography. They’re fun, quirky, quite loud and brash.”

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