A viral deepfake video featuring Rashmika Mandanna has been circulating on social media, sparking a considerable response from online users. Notably, even veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has reacted to the video. In this video, a woman donned in a black yoga bodysuit has her face digitally altered to resemble Rashmika, as she enters an elevator and smiles for the camera. The video was shared by a user, identified as ‘X,’ who expressed the pressing need for a legal and regulatory framework to address the issue of deepfakes in India.
Rashmika Mandanna was utterly taken aback when she stumbled upon a fabricated viral video of herself circulating on the internet, shared by a malicious deepfake account. The talented actress, known for her role in “The Animal,” conveyed her astonishment by posting a heartfelt message in which she expressed her deep hurt and profound disappointment. She described the incident as incredibly distressing, not just for herself but for others as well. Rashmika garnered significant support from numerous individuals, including Bollywood’s iconic star, Amitabh Bachchan, who called for legal action in response to the incident. Shortly thereafter, Rashmika took to her Twitter account to express her gratitude to Amitabh Bachchan, and her co-star from “Good Bye” emphasized how reassuring it is to have leaders like him in the country.