Fantico a non-fungible token (NFT) platform showcases collectibles from the world of cinema, music, art and sports giving consumers a chance to own these rare items.
Amitabh Bachchan’s iconic jacket from the movie Shahenshah is one such collectible going live for auction on the platform.
7th October 2021, Mumbai: Fantico allows fans to own exquisite collectibles of the legendary Bollywood icon- Amitabh Bachchan on his 79th birthday. Fantico, a platform which focuses on creating assets in the field of cinema, music, art and sports curated with the help of connoisseurs for collectors/investors and fans with a taste for purchasing NFTs.
With over 100 films and numerous national and international accolades, including four National Film Awards, a Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous with Bollywood. Fantico presents his career’s most famous costume from Shahenshah, an original booklet of Deewaar and a set of 6 rare show cards of Sholay on the platform to mark his 79th birthday.
Tinnu Anand, Director and Producer of Shahenshah, said, “A lot of blood and sweat went into making the costume of Shahenshah truly iconic. The brief given to the designer was that it needed to be a spectacular costume never seen before which would take the viewers’ breath away. That was exactly the reaction when the crew first saw Mr. Bachchan wearing the jacket on the sets. It went on to being the most loved costume of his illustrious career. It is important to not only put forth the moments behind a collectible, but also providing access to fans at large and this is exactly what Fantico is trying to achieve.”
Abhayanand Singh, Group CEO and Co-Founder of Vistas Media Capital said “Fantico is a one of its kind platform which gives a chance to every cinema, music, arts and sports buff to get their hands on these rare collectibles. Big B being a heroic figure in the Hindi film industry is celebrating his 79th birthday and there couldn’t have been a better day to open this to the world.”
NFTs are permanent digital certificates of ownership that are secured and encrypted using blockchain-enabled technology. This allows buyers of such digital collectibles to have permanent ownership of such assets which are enabled and secured on a blockchain. Through Fantico, NFT buyers can purchase Indian cinema-focused exclusive digital collectibles either through a sale or auction.
Below is the list of digital original collectibles related to Amitabh Bachchan which will be showcased on the platform:
1. Amitabh Bachchan – jacket – Shahenshah – 1988
From a humongous list of movies done by the iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan, Shahenshah is one of its kind, because of the super-hero character he played. This leather jacket ordained with original steel ringlets on its right arm is both high on fashion quotient and has great nostalgic value. The film smashed several opening day records to emerge a Silver jubilee hit!
2. Original Booklet of Yash Chopra’s ‘Deewaar’- 1975
The rare original booklet of Yash Chopra’s classic – Deewaar. An excerpt from the book by Rachel Dwyer and Divia Patel, Cinema India – The Visual Culture of Hindi Film (Oxford, 2002) mentions that “clearly this character (Vijay) has the makings of a folk hero, supporting traditional values relating to religion and to the family. Often as an orphan, he criticizes the ‘system’ or the state, fighting for righteous causes from outside its sphere of operation. There is no doubt that he is on the side of the right, but these values conflict with those of the state and to resolve these he has to die, adding martyrdom to his cause.” Deewaar remains a personal favorite film of Amitabh and is rated among the best performances of his career.
3. Sholay original Show Cards
Show cards of Amitabh Bachchan’s most memorable classic – Sholay are one of the valuable collectibles on the platform. Cinematographer Ashok Mehta, (Filmfare, November 1999) calls it “one of the most technically proficient films to be made in 70mm. Dwarka Diwecha’s shots were in tandem with director Ramesh Sippy’s vision. Especially remarkable was his use of natural light during the action scenes.” According to Manmohan Desai (The Illustrated Weekly of India, September 21, 1986) – “What a tremendous epic it was, made with the finest action sequences the screen has ever seen.”