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Will Shankar Mahadevan get an honest Oscar?

IANS   February 28, 2014
First Published: 19:10 IST(28/2/2014) | Last Updated: 20:10 IST(28/2/2014)
Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on cloud nine these days, as his song, Mujhse Hogi Shurvaat, has been ­nominated in the best ­activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014.

To be held a few days before the 86th Academy Awards, the Honesty Oscars is an award that honours the creative work of activists and organisations that fight global corruption. The awards will be handed over to those who get maximum number of votes and the winners will be announced on the night of the Oscars, March 2.

“Our song has been ­nominated for the Honesty Oscar Awards! Please go to the link and vote...,” Mahadevan tweeted Thursday.  The song is by the singer’s online music academy and a Bangalore based non-profit organisation.

The number has been sung by singers like Mahadevan, Sukriti Kakar, Prakriti Kakar and Chetan Naik. The almost four ­minutes-long song has been co-composed by Soumil and Siddharth. It is up against Liberia’s “Pot Boiling Remix” by Xpolay; “Sheria” by Kenya’s Sarabi Band, “El soor” by Egypt’s Youssra El Hawary and “Down by the riverside” by Dr and Da Green Soljas from Cameroon.
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