“Devika Rani and Himanshu Rai groomed me. They would insist I watch English films and arranged tickets for me. I watched so many stars like Humphrey Bogart, their styles - that's how I learnt to act.” - Ashok Kumar
- Exclusive cotton t-towel from the exhibition: Bombay Talkies.
- In collaboration with the Dietze Family Trust, this t-towel features film poster artwork from Janma Bhoomi - as shown within the exhibition.
- Produced on certified organic cotton from India, these t-towels are printed in Melbourne utilising eco-friendly inks.
Running for 20 years and releasing 40 films, Bombay Talkies was one of India's most innovative and highly resourced movie studios. It is credited with introducing the musical narrative structure that characterises modern Bollywood, and launched the careers of several prominent Indian film industry luminaries including superstars Ashok Kumar (1911 - 2001) and Leela Chitnis (1909 - 2003).
Size (cm): 48 x 72
Care instructions: Cold machine or hand wash, do not tumble dry.
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