Zara Patel Reacts to Viral Deepfake Video Featuring Rashmika Mandanna
Zara Patel Reacts to Viral Deepfake Video Featuring Rashmika Mandanna

Zara Patel Reacts to Viral Deepfake Video Featuring Rashmika Mandanna


How did Rashmika Mandanna respond to the deepfake video?

 Rashmika Mandanna shared her concerns about the deepfake video, highlighting its potential harm and the misuse of technology. She also tagged the cyber police in her tweet.

In a recent turn of events, Zara Patel, a British-Indian woman, whose video was exploited to create a widely circulated deepfake video featuring the popular actor Rashmika Mandanna, has expressed her deep distress and concern regarding the incident.

Zara Patel, the British-Indian individual whose video was manipulated to produce a viral deepfake of the renowned actor Rashmika Mandanna, has stated that she is profoundly disturbed by the entire situation. In a statement she shared on her Instagram account, Patel made it clear that she had absolutely no involvement in the creation of the deepfake video. Instead, she conveyed her profound disturbance and sadness at its existence.

She has taken this opportunity to urge social media users to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of content they encounter online. She stressed that not everything on the internet should be taken at face value.

The deepfake video in question featured a video clip of Zara Patel entering an elevator, with her face seamlessly morphing into that of Rashmika Mandanna as she entered. It remains unclear who is responsible for creating this deepfake video. The original video, shared by Patel on her Instagram account in October, showcases her entering an elevator.

Zara Patel addressed the controversy through her Instagram Stories, stating, “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.”

She emphasized the malicious potential of AI deepfakes and how they can be misused, expressing her concerns for the safety of women and girls who share their lives on social media. She concluded by urging people to be vigilant and fact-check what they encounter on the internet, as not everything can be trusted.

In a related development, Rashmika Mandanna, the actor featured in the deepfake video, also issued a statement on the matter, tagging the cyber police in her tweet. She expressed her distress, calling the deepfake video “extremely scary” and highlighting the misuse of technology and its potential harm.

The revelation of the deepfake video was first brought to light by AltNews journalist Abhishek Kumar, whose Twitter thread debunked the video as a fake, bringing attention to the issue.

Zara Patel's reaction to the deepfake video

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