Rashmika Mandana’s AI deepfake video going viral

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Deepfake technology is one of the downsides of the constantly evolving field of AI. It enables cybercriminals to not only alter their voices to mimic someone else but also manipulate videos to make them appear genuine. The latest victim of deepfake is actress Rashmika Mandana.

A recent viral video has taken the internet by storm, featuring what seemed to be actress Rashmika Mandanna entering an elevator. However, upon closer examination, it turns out to be a deepfake – a digitally manipulated video. The deception is so convincing that it has garnered millions of views, with over 2.4 million views on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Abhishek Kumar, a journalist, shared the video on X, raising concerns about the need for new legal and regulatory measures to combat the spread of fake content on the internet. The initial video was originally shared on Instagram on October 8, featuring a woman named Zara Patel. There is no evidence to suggest that Patel was involved in the creation of the deepfake video. It remains a mystery who created the fake video and what their motivations were. Sadly, this is not an isolated incident, as various celebrities from different fields have fallen victim to similar fake videos in recent years.

The video was also shared by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, who tweeted saying that the deepfakes are a “strong case for legal”.

If you play the videos side by side–the deepfake and the authentic video– you will notice a striking difference. In the real video, Zara Patel’s face is clearly visible as she enters the elevator. However, after just a brief second, the video undergoes a transformation, morphing into the face of Rashmika Mandanna. Rashmika, a renowned actress in Indian cinema, achieved fame in 2016 and has since garnered numerous accolades.

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