'6 Pack' India's First Trans Band
Yash Raj Films production corporation has released in December 2015 creating a massive buzz on the Internet. \'6 pack\' is India\'s first transgender pop music band comprised of six transgender singers who are bloody talented.
Yash Raj Films production corporation has released in December 2015 creating a massive buzz on the Internet. '6 pack' is India's first transgender pop music band comprised of six transgender singers who are bloody talented.
“There’s no Indian Idol for trans people,” he says. “We stopped at traffic lights and looked on trains to find people. But when we approached them, they would say, ‘Why should we believe you when our own parents have done nothing for us?’ So they wouldn’t turn up for auditions. We needed to win their trust”, said Ashish Patil – the head of Y films, the youth arm of Bollywood production powerhouse Yash Raj Films.
'Hum Hain Happy' is a remake of Pharell William's so-called song 'Happy' but with an Indian flavor in it. For the most part, LGBT subjetcts are still regarded as taboo ones in India. The pop band received unhoped supports from vocalist Sonu Nigam, as well as model and actress Anushka Sharma's. She gives a voiceover at the beginning of the video as she explains the difficult position in which the hijras find themselves along with their daily lives and how the transgender community is often ridiculed in Indian society.
For these individuals are neither regarded as woman nor man:
'In India, the ‘hijras’ are a community almost in exile. Standing out at traffic signals after failing to blend in. Knocking on our windows in the hope for some kindness and perhaps a smile.'
This initiative was launched by Y-films, a Yash Raj Films youth-oriented branch, which aspires to change the people's attitudes and minds towards the third gender people.