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India’s 1st transgender pop band featured in 'The Gunn Reports' Cases for Creativity 2016'

New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) In yet another Global Honour for India’s first transgender pop band launched by Yashraj films, the band has been listed among 15 global campaigns on the influential 'The Gunn Reports’ Cases for Creativity 2016', a round-up of the campaigns that have achieved the highest accolade in advertising, by winning both a Cannes Gold Lion for creativity and a Gold Effie award for effectiveness.
Cases for Creativity is an annual study by James Hurman, author and founder of innovation consultancy 'Previously Unavailable', and the campaigns picked as part of it represent the ultimate industry achievement – of being the most awarded new work within the advertising industry.
On the latest honour for the band, Head of Y-Films, Ashish Patil said,''the love that Y-Films has been receiving from the industry over the last year has been overwhelming but it is even more gratifying that our little 6-Pack Band and the LGBTQ community continue getting more respect and recognition in the mainstream.
The band has been a labour of love for us, and a big shout out to Shamir Tandon, for curating the band, and the Brooke Bond Red Label team, for supporting it! Here’s hoping that transgender equality becomes a reality in India someday… that would be a true achievement.
" It’s been over a year since Yash Raj Films’ youth studio, Y-Films, launched the 6-Pack Band, India’s first transgender pop band, and the accolades for it have not stopped flowing in.
The band had earlier won India’s first Cannes Grand Prix Glass Lion, the prestigious Webby Award, 10 EMVIES, while breaking boundaries, taboos, clocking up millions of views and getting global recognition.
The 6-Pack Band, composed of six transgender singers hailing from India’s ‘Hijra’ community, is an initiative conceived by Ashish Patil, who was recently called one of the '50 Top Creative People in the World' by AdAge Magazine, and is driven by Y-Films, to help further the cause of gender equality and transgender rights in India.
"6-Pack Band gives a voice to the indomitable spirit of the community without trying to get preachy or patronizing.
In a language and through a medium that our world understands and loves.
Song & dance… Bollywood style! The campaign covers six songs, six music videos and some lovely insights into the community that has long lived on the fringes," Ashish said.
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European

European Union Film Festival in Goa from Jul 1

Panaji, Jun 27 (UNI) The European Union Film Festival, organized jointly by the Delegation of the European Union, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) and Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will be held in Goa from July 1 to 8.

Bollywood

Bollywood lauds Kidambi Srikanth on winning Australia Super series

New Delhi, Jun 27 (UNI) Bollywood fraternity today lauded ace badminton player Kidambi Srikanth who has created history by becoming the first Indian ever to win Australia Super series.

Sarthak,

Sarthak, Savina crowned Bollywood Mr & Miss India 2017

New Delhi, Jun 27 (UNI) Sarthak Verma from Delhi and Savina Birla from Chandigarh were crowned Bollywood Mr India and Miss India 2017 respectively at a first of its kind Bollywood pageant, held in the capital.

Tubelight

'Tubelight' earns Rs 65 cr on opening weekend

New Delhi, Jun 26 (UNI) Riding on the brilliant performances by Salman Khan and child actor Matin and the strong buzz for the film, Kabir Khan's 'Tubelight ' has earned Rs 65 crore in its opening weekend, trade sources said today.

Daler

Daler Mehndi lends support to US girl's vision to Oxygenate Earth by planting 100 trees in Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Having entertained music lovers in India as well as abroad over the years with his unique brand of Punjabi rock music, pop icon Daler Mehndi has now joined hands with the DDA for the humanitarian cause of 'Oxygenating' the Earth for future generations.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to act in Kannada-English film

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah to act in Kannada-English film

Bengaluru, Jun 22 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today donned the paint to act as a reel Chief Minister in a children's film Though not a first politician to figure in the tinsel town with some of his predecessors including former Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde taking the leader earlier.

India focus in Al Gore's climate crisis sequel

India focus in Al Gore's climate crisis sequel

Cannes, May 26 (UNI) A year after Paris hosted the historic climate change conference, the Cannes film festival maintained the momentum on saving the environment by screening the sequel to former US Vice-president Al Gore's path-breaking documentary film on the subject.

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