Rashmika Mandanna: The lady whose video was included in a widely shared deepfake of star Rashmika Mandanna on Monday expressed her “deeply disturbed” and “upset” feelings regarding the event. Zara Patel expressed her “worry” on her official Instagram account for the future of women and girls, saying that they now had to “fear even more” about posting about themselves on social media.
Zara Patel Discovers Deepfake Video Misuse
“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,” the British-Indian influencer said in an Instagram story. She said, “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.”
Deepfake Video Misleads Viewers
Recently, a video that seemed to show Rashmika Mandanna entering a lift went viral. But Zara Patel, not Mandanna, was the woman in the deepfake video. People are expressing concern related to women safety and the rise of AI. A Tweeter account named Rashmika Delhi Fans shared a post with a caption, “Rashmika is not the first girl about whom such a fake video was made. Nor is she the first actress on whom such a video has been made and made viral. But no one talked about it before. By raising her voice on this issue on behalf of all those girls, #RashmikaMandanna has taken this matter to such a platform from where we can expect that the government will look into this issue and take some strict action against it. We want to thank @iamRashmika on behalf of all those girls who have had to endure a lot because of this #Deepfake video. Seeing Rashmika, some other actresses have also raised their voice. But all the actresses will have to come together in this matter. If no action is taken in this matter, such videos will continue to exist. We hope that everyone will raise their voice for this.”
Vandana Gupta’s Call to Support Rashmika Mandanna
Vandana Gupta, social media influencer posted on Twitter, “You can be next,if you don’t support @iamRashmika now.” Another Twitter person said, “Don’t believe everything you see! Guard against tech deception with a critical eye. Say NO to video morphing and deep fakes. Stay aware, stay real.” A Twitter user said, “Tears are precious @iamRashmika , we care for your tears always.. you’re enough to make all of us positive and inspire us.. you always support when we’re low, now we all are here with you, just feel the aura… The number of prayers and wishes and the hope.”