A deepfake video of Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna has shocked social media users, and her fans are outraged. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has tweeted in support of Rashmika and called for legal action.
Amitabh Bachchan has called for action after a deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna, the news began doing the rounds on social media. The viral video shows a woman dressed in black inside an elevator.
Her face has been edited using artificial intelligence (AI) to resemble Rashmika.
Amitabh Bachchan shares Rashmika Mandanna deepfake clip
Big B re-shared a tweet by a user calling for the ‘urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India’.
Reacting to the tweet, the veteran actor, who worked with Rashmika in her first Hindi film “Goodbye” (2022), shared the video and wrote, “Yes, this is a strong case for legal.
The woman in the video is a British social media influencer named Zara Patel. She has a huge social media following and uploaded the video last month.
Sharing details, an X user named Abhishek tweeted, “There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India. You might have seen this viral video of actress Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram. But wait, this is a deepfake video of Zara Patel.”
“In another tweet, he said, “The original video is of Zara Patel, a British-Indian girl with 415K followers on Instagram.
She uploaded this video on Instagram on October 9.” He further said, “From a deepfake POV, the viral video is perfect enough for ordinary social media users to fall for it.
But if you watch the video carefully, you can see at (0:01) that when Rashmika (deepfake) was entering the lift, suddenly her face changed from the other girl to Rashmika.
Internet reacts to fake video
Although Rashmika is yet to react, many on X have expressed shock and anger over her deepfake video. An X user said, “Yeah, it’s super subtle. Look at the eyebrows.” Another wrote, “Ok, this is terrifying.”
A person also tweeted, “The use of deepfake technology to create inappropriate videos is deeply concerning and violates privacy and consent.
While her fans and netizens are demanding legal action, there has been no official comment from the actress. Stay tuned to PanAsiaBiz for more latest updates on this topic.