Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma team up with India’s first transgender band

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2016 09:00 IST
The 6 Pack Band was chosen as the winner for its incredible impact in battling prejudice and discrimination against the transgender community

Bollywood actor Salman Khan along with his Sultan co-star Anushka Sharma and noted singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan joined hands with Y-Films’ transgender music group 6-pack band. The song will be released on Thursday.

The 6-pack band comprises six transgenders singing original songs. Now, Y-Films, the youth wing of Yash Raj Films, will release on Thursday, the sixth music video of the band.

“For the last song we have an epic campaign. It’s going to be the biggest one. We have collaborated with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, he has sung with the band. The video also has shorts of Salman and Anushka,” Brand Partnerships & Talent Management VP of Y-Films Ashish Patil said.

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“Towards the end, Anushka will talk about acceptance, love and why disrespect anyone. It is not just about transgender but all those who have been neglected,” he said.

While Salman and Anushka play lead roles in Sultan directed by Ali Abbas Zaffar, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has lent his voice for a song in the sports drama that hits theatres on July 6.

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The 6-pack band comprises six transgender singers. It’s an initiative created and driven by Y-Films, to help further the cause of gender equality in the country. The members of the band are aged between 21 years to 35 years. They have diverse tastes and the members have either left their jobs or have been ousted out of their homes because of their sexual orientation.

Formed in 2015, it is the country’s first transgender band. After its debut single, Hum Hain Happy a cover of Pharrell William’s 2013 hit number, noted playback singer Sonu Nigam and legendary singer Asha Bhosale’s granddaughter Zanai had lent their voice for two different songs for the band. Actor Hrithik Roshan was seen performing with the band for one of the songs.

Watch Hrithik Roshan in one of the videos by 6-pack band

Besides these songs, superstar Shah Rukh Khan was seen interacting and dancing on the title track of his last film Fan with the band members and even Arjun Kapoor had interacted and crooned Hil Pori Hila with the band.

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