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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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Kapil

Kapil Dev to train Ranveer Singh for Kabir Khan's forthcoming film

Mumbai, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and members of the 1983 World Cup will train Ranveer Singh for Kabir Khan's forthcoming film, director Kabir Khan said.

Tamil

Tamil film 'Mersal' doing excellent business in overseas

New Delhi, Oct 22 (UNI) The controversial Tamil film 'Mersal' which was in the headlines for its dialouges against GST and Digital India, is doing excellent business in the overseas markets, despite getting tough competition from 'Golmaal again' and 'Secret Superstar'.

Manoj

Manoj Bajpayee hosts special screening of his upcoming film Rukh

Panaji, Oct 22 (UNI) Actor Manoj Bajpayee recently hosted a special screening of his upcoming film Rukh which is written and directed by debutant filmmaker Atanu Mukherjee and presented by Eros International and Drishyam Films.

Amir

Amir Khan's Secret Superstar collects Rs 5 cr on opening day

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) Aamir Khan's diwali release 'Secret Superstar' has taken a decent start at the box office, earning around Rs 5 cr on its opening day, trade sources said here.

Eagerly

Eagerly awaiting public reaction for 'Secret Superstar': Aamir Khan

New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) As he awaits the release of his film 'Secret Superstar' on Diwali, superstar Aamir Khan says that he has not been able to sleep for the past one week and is eagerly waiting for the reactions of the public.

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Ram Gopal Varma ridicules construction of Amaravati

Vijayawada, Oct 10 (UNI) Famous Bollywood Film Director Ram Gopal Varma, who creates news by making controversial statements and producing movies, this time, made a satire on the construction of new capital city Amaravati by stating that he had a “mind blowing” idea for AP government.

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

DEPwD, DFF to organise Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran

New Delhi, Jul 17 (UNI) The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is organising ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ in association with Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

Kolkata, Sep 8 (UNI) From yesteryears` actresses Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Madhubala, Helen and Asha Parekh to the new-age heroines like Aishwarya, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar, are all bound by a common thread - the evergreen voice of Asha Bhosle, who turns 84 today.

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