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News |  01 Mar 2014 17:09 |  By RnMTeam

Shankar's anti-corruption nominated for Honesty Oscars

NEW DELHI: Singer Shankar Mahadevan’s "Mujhse Hogi Shurvaat" by I Paid a Bribe and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014.

Sung by Mahadevan, Sukriti Kakar, Prakriti Kakar and Chetan Naik, the almost four minutes-long song has been co-composed by Soumil and Siddharth.

The song is a collaboration between Mahadevan’s online music academy – a Bangalore based non-profit organisation Janaagraha’s initiative to tackle corruption by harnessing the collective energy of citizens.

A week before the 86th Academy Awards, campaigning and advocacy organization ONE and Accountability Lab started unveiling 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, 2 March.

"Mujhse Hogi Shurvaat" is up against "Liberia’s Pot Boiling Remix" by Xpolay featuring Romeo Lee, JD Donzo, Luckay Buckay, Takun J, and Bentman tha Don; "Sheria" by Kenya’s Sarabi Band featuring Juliani; "El soor" by Egypt’s Youssra El Hawary and "Down by the Riverside" by Dr and Da Green Soljas from Cameroon.

So far, three categories of Honesty Oscars have been unveiled – best visual effects, best activist in a leading role and the best activist anthem to honor original songs that have truly inspired audiences to learn about th