The original photo showed the Bollywood star engaging in a fight scene with a Hollywood stuntwoman, both clad in towels. However, in the widely circulated edited version, Katrina appears to be wearing a low-cut white top and matching bottom instead of the towel.
This fake image was created using AI tools, which possess the capability to alter and replace individuals’ faces in videos and images, frequently leading to the creation of misleading or fabricated content.
After Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif falls victim to Deepfake; morphed picture of the actress goes viral
As soon as the photo started doing the rounds on social media, several users strongly reacted to it. One of the users wrote, ‘Katrina Kaif’s towel scene from Tiger 3 gets morphed. Deepfake picture is garnering attention and it’s really shameful. AI is a great tool but using it to morph women is outright criminal offence. Feels disgusted’. Another one added, ‘Deepfake is really scary! I need to take precautions i think’.
In Rashmika’s case, a video of Rashmika Mandanna showed a woman wearing black entering an elevator, but her face had been changed to look like the actress. Many people on social media said the video was fake, and it raised concerns about how false information quickly spreads online. Amitabh Bachchan, a famous Bollywood actor, asked for legal action against the fake video. Rashmika Mandanna also commented on it, saying it was “very frightening.”
In response to the viral deepfake video that raised concerns about the misuse of Artificial Intelligence for spreading false information, the government has reportedly issued a reminder to social media platforms about the existing rules and regulations.