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Saturday, February 17, 2024

Alia Bhatt becomes the most recent target of a deepfake video

This incident follows a similar one involving Rashmika Mandanna, who expressed her concern over the alarming and harmful misuse of technology.

A circulating video on social media features Alia Bhatt’s face digitally manipulated using deepfake technology, seamlessly replacing another woman’s face. Deepfakes involve the deceptive alteration of images and videos to create realistic but fabricated content.

The original clip depicts the woman making inappropriate gestures towards the camera. The deepfake video of Alia Bhatt has rapidly gained traction on various social media platforms, provoking frustration among her fan base.

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This incident follows a similar one involving Rashmika Mandanna, who expressed her concern over the alarming and harmful misuse of technology.

As of now, Alia Bhatt has not addressed the controversy. This case contributes to the growing trend of deepfake-related controversies surrounding celebrities.

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Earlier this month, Rashmika Mandanna had spoken about her deepfake video that had gone viral. She wrote on X (formerly Twitter), “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.” Reacting to another tweet about the same video, Amitabh Bachchan said, “Yes, this is a strong case for legal.”