Amitabh Bachchan reacts to viral Rashmika deepfake video, calls for legal action | Bollywood

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Amitabh Bachchan has called for action after a deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna started doing the rounds on social media. The viral video shows a woman dressed in black in an elevator. Her face has been edited using artificial intelligence (AI) to resemble Rashmika. Also read: Amitabh Bachchan’s name, voice and photo may not be used without permission

Amitabh Bachchan shares Rashmika’s deepfake clip

Rashmika Mandanna with Amitabh Bachchan when they promoted their film Goodbye last year. (File photo)

Amitabh took to Replying to the tweet, the veteran actor, who worked with Rashmika in her first Hindi film Goodbye (2022), shared the video and wrote, “Yes, this is a strong legal argument.”

The person in the video is a British woman named Zara Patel. She has a huge social media following and had uploaded the video last month. Sharing details, video by Zara Patel. This thread contains the actual video.’

In another tweet, he said, “The original video is of Zara Patel, a British-Indian girl with 415,000 followers on Instagram. She uploaded this video on Instagram on October 9.” He further said, “From a deepfake POV, the viral video is perfect enough for regular social media users to fall for it. But if you watch the video carefully, you can see at (0:01) that that is when Rashmika (deepfake) became as she enters the elevator, suddenly her face changes from the other girl to Rashmika.

Internet responds to fake video

While Rashmika is yet to respond, many on X have expressed shock and anger over her deepfake video. An X user said: “Yes, it’s super subtle. Look at the eyebrows.” Another wrote: “Okay this is terrifying.”

Someone also tweeted: “The use of deepfake technology to create inappropriate videos is deeply concerning and is a violation of privacy and consent. Legal action should definitely be taken in such cases. The individuals responsible for creating and distributing these videos must be held accountable. Under the law. Cyber ​​laws often cover such acts of digital impersonation and misuse of images, and cooperation with legal authorities is a necessary step to ensure that the rights of those affected are protected and justice is served.”

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