After Rashmika Mandanna expressed her concern about a deepfake video showing her face on the body of another woman which was widely circulated on social media, British-Indian Instagram influencer Zara Patel, whose body was featured in the fake video with Rashmika’s face, said she was not involved in its creation and was also deeply disturbed and upset by it.
“Hi all, it has come to my attention that someone created a deepfake video using my body and a popular Bollywood actress’s face. I had no involvement with the deepfake video and I’m deeply disturbed and upset by what is happening. I worry about the future of women and girls who now have to fear even more about putting themselves on social media. Please take a step back and fact-check what you see on the internet. Not everything on the internet is real,” she wrote on Instagram.

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The viral video has now sparked outrage from government and several Indian celebrities. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, information technology minister, tweeted on Monday that such deep fake videos were dangerous and damaging forms of misinformation, but warned that they must be dealt with by platforms.
Earlier, Amitabh Bachchan called it a strong case for legal action. Naga Chaitanya, Mrunal Thakur, Chinmayi Sripaada also raised worry about the misuse of artificial intelligence (AI).

On the work front, Rashmika will be seen in Animal opposite Ranbir Kapoor and in the Pan-India film Pushpa 2. She also has Chaava in her kitty.

Watch Rashmika Mandanna Deepfake video controversy: Girl in original video, Zara Patel reacts saying, ‘I had no involvement…’

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