Rashmika Mandanna raises concern over her deepfake viral video: "I feel really hurt, its extremely scary.."
Rashmika Mandanna recently found herself at the center of a deepfake controversy, which has become a trending topic for all the wrong reasons.
Published: Monday,Nov 06, 2023 11:06 AM GMT-07:00
In the age of rapidly advancing technology, deepfake videos have become a serious concern, and actress Rashmika Mandanna's recent experience sheds light on the alarming issue of morphed content affecting the lives of public figures. The actress, who has garnered a massive fan following, recently found herself at the center of a deepfake controversy, which has become a trending topic for all the wrong reasons.
The deepfake video in question has rapidly gained notoriety, as it has become one of the most-watched videos of the day. The video portrays a woman, seemingly Rashmika Mandanna, dressed in a black outfit entering an elevator. However, what's deeply concerning is the extent to which the video is manipulated. Rashmika's face has been seamlessly morphed into that of another woman, who is seen wearing an outfit with a plunging neckline and posing for a photo.
In response to the unsettling incident, Rashmika Mandanna has broken her silence and expressed her fears. She emphasizes the urgent need to collectively address this issue to protect individuals from the misuse of technology and the significant risks it poses to personal and professional identities.
Rashmika shared her feelings regarding the incident, stating, “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.”https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/status/1721221042990092444
Notably, Rashmika Mandanna is not the only public figure to raise concerns about deepfake technology. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan also expressed his worry and support for Rashmika. His tweet emphasized the need for a regulatory legal framework to curb activities that could potentially ruin a person's image and manipulate public perception.
Amidst these concerns, Rashmika is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film 'Animal,' where she will be seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor. The film is set to hit the big screens on December 1, 2023.