Amitabh Bachchan Reacts | For the last few days, a viral video of Rashmika Mandanna entering a lift wearing a flamboyant outfit has gone viral on social media. A journalist shared it and mentioned that the viral video is actually fake and the original video does not feature Rashmika.
It turns out that the video is an AI-generated deepfake and the person in the original video is an Instagram influencer named Zara Patel.
Sharing the video, the magazine wrote, “There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfakes in India. You must have seen this viral video of actress Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram. But wait, it’s a deepfake video of Zara Patel. This thread contains the actual video.”
He further added, The original video is of British-Indian girl Zara Patel, who has 415K followers on Instagram. He uploaded this video on Instagram on October 9. From a deepfake POV, viral video is perfect for ordinary social media users to fall into its trap. But if you watch the video carefully, you can see at (0:01) when Rashmika (deepfake) was entering the lift, suddenly her face changed from the other girl to Rashmika.
yes this is a strong case for legal https://t.co/wHJl7PSYPN
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 5, 2023
As her post started gaining popularity on social media, it also caught the attention of Rashmika’s Goodbye co-star Amitabh Bachchan. While sharing the video, Big B wrote, ‘Yes this is a strong case for legal’ and then wrote ‘Information’.
Now, Rashmika Mandanna has also issued a statement in this regard. He wrote, “I am very sad to share this and I have to talk about my deepfake video being spread online. Honestly, something like this is very scary not only for me but for every one of us. Who is in its grip today.”
The way technology is being misused is causing so much harm. Today, as a woman and an actor, I am grateful to my family, friends, and well-wishers who are my security and support system. But if this had happened to me when I was in school or college, I can’t really imagine how I would have dealt with it. “We need to address this as a community and immediately before more of us are affected by this type of identity theft.”
The original video is of Zara Patel, a British-Indian girl with 415K followers on Instagram. She uploaded this video on Instagram on 9 October. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/MJwx8OldJU
— Abhishek (@AbhishekSay) November 5, 2023