A few months ago, South Indian actress Rashmika Mandana’s deepfake video went viral. The police have arrested the accused in this case. The Delhi Police has said that they have arrested the person who made the deepfake video of Rashmika. According to the information, the accused is a male aged 23-24 years. In November, the police started an investigation into Rashmika’s case. After Rashmika’s video, deepfake videos of Alia Bhatt, Kajol, Katrina Kaif and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar went viral.
The accused has been arrested from Andhra Pradesh. Last year on November 6, a video of a girl who looked like Rashmika went viral on social media. Later, the video was made using deepfake technology and Rashmika’s face was attached to the body of British influencer Zara Patel, not the young woman Rashmika seen in the video. ‘Animal’ actress Rashmika expressed concern about the misuse of technology after her fake video went viral.
According to the police, more than 500 social media accounts were investigated in Rashmika’s deepfake case. After a search in several states, the man named E Naveen was caught from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Naveen was a fan of Rashmika. He made the video not to harm the actress but for the greed of money and followers. The accused had completed his B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication from Chennai. Along with Rashmika, Naveen runs the fan page of two other South celebrities.
To earn money and increase followers through monetization, he learned editing from YouTube and created DeepFake. When the big stars of Bollywood started tweeting the video and demanding action, Naveen got scared and deleted the video and the fan page.