A recent incident involving a fake video of Bollywood actress Kajol has stirred controversy online. Similar deepfake videos of actresses Rashmika Mandanna and Katrina Kaif have also raised concerns. The manipulated video of Kajol shows her seemingly changing clothes, but it’s actually the work of an English social media influencer named Rosie Breen. She originally shared the video on TikTok as part of the ‘Get Ready With Me’ trend.
Kajol’s Deepfake Video Exposed
The deepfake video fooled many into thinking it was Kajol herself, but fact-checking platforms like BoomLive revealed the truth. Deepfakes use artificial intelligence tools to alter faces in videos and pictures, creating misleading content. In this case, Rosie Breen’s face was replaced with Kajol’s, making it appear as if the actress was showcasing her outfits on camera.
Rising Concerns Over Deepfake Incidents Involving Celebrities
This incident follows similar deepfake controversies involving Katrina Kaif and Rashmika Mandanna. In Katrina’s case, an edited image from her film ‘Tiger 3’ circulated online, showing her in different attire. Rashmika Mandanna faced a deepfake video where her face was manipulated, causing widespread concern about the spread of unreliable information on the internet.
Amitabh Bachchan Calls for Action Against Deepfakes
Notably, the deepfake problem prompted Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan to call for legal action. Rashmika Mandanna expressed her fear over the situation. The Delhi Police even registered an FIR in Mandanna’s case and questioned a 19-year-old from Bihar, suspecting him to be the first to upload the video on social media.
These incidents highlight the increasing challenges posed by deepfake technology, raising questions about the reliability of information circulating online.