What? There is a Transgender music band in India?

Saradha Natarajan

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The music band named ‘6 packs’ is a transgender music band that started in 2016. The band has 6 transgenders from the Hijra community. The singers are Asha Jagtap, Bhavika Patil, Chandni Survankar, Fida Khan, Komal Jagtap and Ravina Jagtap. The band had their first song ‘Hum Hain Happy’ produced by the Yash Raj Films.
Six Packs
The ‘Hum Hain Happy’ song lyrics is written in a blend of English and Hindi. The song expresses the ‘handclap’ of the third genders and how the sound of the clap denotes happiness. The band made their second music album featuring Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam.
Transgender Music Band
The second album was named ‘Sab Rab De Bande.’ The visuals portray as how the Transgenders are looked up as in the society. The musical starts with depicting the story of a young boy who is dressed in a saree wearing lipstick. But when is caught in action by his father, he is abused and asked to remove the saree. The scene next moves on to a transgender who comes to a colony to settle down and she is turned down and looked at in a disgusting way by the women there. Later the girls of the colony get ragged by a few drunk men on the road, the transgender helps them but still left secluded. The next day the girls thank the trans woman and considers her one of them. This shows that the society has been discriminating the third gender based on their looks and sexual orientation but they are good at heart and as habitual as everyone else.

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