Renowned actress Rashmika Mandanna has unfortunately landed in a controversy after a deepfake video of hers went viral. The video showcases Rashmika in a revealing black dress as she enters an elevator. As soon as the video went viral, her fans and followers expressed displeasure over the same. Recently, Rashmika’s Goodbye co-star Amitabh Bachchan also reacted to the controversy and demanded legal action. After Rashmika reacted to the issue, Naga Chaitanya and actress Mrunal Thakur have also expressed concern over the deepfake video and the controversy.
Naga Chaitanya expresses concern over Rashmika Mandanna’s deepfake video
A while ago, Rashmika Mandanna had penned a note as she reacted to the viral video. She raised concern and shared how scared she was because of such an instance. She had written, 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.“
Now, Naga Chaitanya has reacted to her tweet and has said, “It’s truly disheartening to see how technology is being misused and the thought of what this can progress to in the future is even scarier. Action has to be taken and some kind of law has to be enforced to protect people who have and will be a victim to this. Strength to you.”
It’s truly disheartening to see how technology is being misused and the thought of what this can progress to in the future is even scarier.— chaitanya akkineni (@chay_akkineni) November 6, 2023
Action has to be taken and some kind of law has to be enforced to protect people who have and will be a victim to this .Strength to you. https://t.co/IKIiEJtkSx
Mrunal Thakur supports Rashmika Mandanna’s stand over deepfake viral video
Yesterday, Rashmika Mandanna took to her Instagram handle and voiced her concern over the controversy and how technology is being missed. In a recent, Mrunal Thakur came in support of Rashmika Mandanna’s stand and penned about it on her Instagram stories. Mrunal wrote, “Shame on people who resort to such things. It shows that there is no such conscience left at all iin such people. Thank you @rashmikamandanna for speaking up, for addressing this issue that so far we have seen glimpses of but a lot of us chose to remain silent. “
It added, “Everyday there are morphed, edited videos of female actors floating around on internet zooming into inappropriate body parts. Where we are heading as a community, as a society? We may be actresses in the ‘limelight’ but at the end of the day each one of us are human. Why aren’t we talking about it? Don’t remain silent, now is not the time.”
Mrunal Thakur supports Rashmika Mandanna
About Rashmika Mandanna’s AI-generated deepfake video
Rashmika Mandanna’s AI-generated deepfake video created a storm on the internet. For who looks like Rashmika, turns out it is a digitally manipulated video. The deception is so convincing that it has garnered huge number of views.
This video is #fake. For a few days, a deepfake video was going viral on social media in which Rashmika Mandanna's face was edited.@iamRashmika #RashmikaMandanna #deepfakep #deepfake pic.twitter.com/gjg0dejm8w— Sheshnath Sharma 🆇 (@Sheshnath_IND) November 6, 2023
Meanwhile, on the workfront, Rashmika Mandanna is gearing up for the release of her upcoming movie Animal. Headlined by director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Rashmika will be seen sharing the screen for the first time with Ranbir Kapoor.
Also read: Amitabh Bachchan calls for ‘legal action’ after Rashmika Mandanna’s AI deepfake video surfaces online
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