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Anushka Sharma speaks up for transgender community in India

Published Jan 6, 2016, 6:27 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 11:38 am IST
The actress lent her voice to introduce the country's first transgender band.

Mumbai: After lending her star power to the cause of animal welfare, Anushka Sharma has stepped up again, this time it is for the third gender community. The actress took to her social networking handle to formally launch India’s first transgender band called ‘6 Pack Band’. 

The 6 Pack Band comprises six transgender singers hailing from India’s ‘Hijra’ community. It is an initiative created and driven by Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, to help further the cause of gender equality in India. The project also celebrates togetherness by depicting a ‘welcoming world’.
The band’s first single ‘Hum Hain Happy’, is their rendition of the super hit 2014 Pharrell William track ‘Happy’. The quirky and colourful video, has the band members singing along to the desi beats, while a few wrestlers and locals join with their unusual grooves.   
For those who enjoyed their cover on the chart buster ‘Happy’, can expect another single to release later this month. The six-member band will be collaborating with singer, Sonu Nigam, for their next single titled ‘Rab De Bande’. 
The makers of the song have given fans a 30-scond preview of the soulful track that has been attached with the ‘Hum Hain Happy’ music video.