Singer Shankar Mahadevan's anti-corruption anthem gets nomination for an Honesty Oscar

Feb 28, 2014, 08:10 IST | Agencies

The song Mujshe Hogi Shuruaat was produced by his online music academy

In a country increasingly notorious for corruption and scams, this is good news indeed. Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan’s song Mujhse hogi shuruaat has been nominated in the ‘best activist anthem’ category of the 2014 Honesty Oscars .

A few days before the 86th Academy Awards, campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE and Accountability Lab unveiled the nominations for Honesty Oscars 2014, an award that honours not Hollywood films, but 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. The song is by The Shankar Mahadevan Academy and Bangalore-based non-profit organisation Janaagraha’s initiative to tackle corruption by harnessing the collective energy of citizens.

4 minutes
Duration of the song

March 2
Date when the winner will be announced. It coincides with Oscar night

Mahadevan’s Tweet on Thursday
Our song has been nominated for the Honesty Oscar Awards! Please go to the link and vote

Other songs nominated

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>> Sheria from Kenya
>> El soor from Egypt
>> Down by the riverside from Cameroon

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