In this fast-paced world of technology, AI has emerged as a powerful tool, making people’s lives easier and enhancing various aspects of our digital existence. With a growing demand for AI capabilities, it’s no surprise that this technology can produce high-quality graphics and videos, pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation. However, what happens when AI takes advantage of your identity? This may sound like something out of science fiction, but according to tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, AI poses far more danger than many of us can imagine.
Rashmika Mandanna Lift Video Viral
Recently, a concerning incident brought this danger to light, involving a prominent figure from the world of Indian cinema, Rashmika Mandanna. The Bollywood and South Indian actress found herself at the centre of an unsettling episode when a video purportedly featuring her on lift started circulating on the internet. The video quickly went viral, attracting attention and curiosity from fans and media alike.
🚨 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.
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— Abhishek (@AbhishekSay) November 5, 2023
However, as investigations took place, it was revealed that the video was not what it appeared to be. It turned out to be a deepfake video, a term used to describe digitally manipulated content created with the help of AI. In this case, the woman portrayed in the video was not Rashmika Mandanna but an Indo-British influencer named Zara Patel.
Actress Rashmika Viral Lift Video Fake or not
This deepfake video, where Zara Patel convincingly showcased herself as Rashmika Mandanna entering inside the lift. The deepfake technology had been used to swap faces and voices, creating an eerily realistic impersonation of the actress. This deceptive content left many viewers astonished and alarmed, highlighting the potential misuse of AI for nefarious purposes.
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Rashmika Mandanna Orginal Lift Video
The truth about the deepfake video was brought to light by Abhishek Kumar, a journalist and fact-checker at AltNews, Abhishek Kumar’s investigation and analysis revealed that the video was indeed a deepfake, and the individual seen in the video was not Rashmika Mandanna but the aforementioned British-Indian influencer, Zara Patel. Just after it union IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar also put his concern regarding the video and said “PM @narendramodi ji’s Govt is committed to ensuring Safety and Trust of all Digital Nagriks using Internet”
On the other hand Rashmika was disheartened by this viral video, she expresses her deep concerns via X “I feel really hurt to share this and have to talk about the deepfake video of me being spread online. Something like this is honestly extremely scary not only for me, but also for each one of us who today is vulnerable to so much harm because of how technology is being misused. Today, as a woman and as an actor, I am thankful for my family, friends and well wishers who are my protection and support system. But if this happened to me when I was in school or college, I genuinely can’t imagine how could I ever tackle this. We need to address this as a community and with urgency before more of us are affected by such identity theft.” Said by Rashmika.
Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake video serves as a strong reminder that in this age of advanced technology, our digital identities can be vulnerable to manipulation and misuse. We need to understand it and not promote such videos in the name of someone else’s identity.