RASHMIKA Mandanna made headlines after a deep fake video with her face morphed on some other actress’ face went viral on social media. Taking to her Instagram account, Rashmika expressed her feelings about the same and wrote about feeling really hurt with the video. Her reaction came just hours after her Goodbye co-star Amitabh Bachchan reacted to the viral video and called for legal action.
Taking to her social media account, Rashmika penned a long note that read, “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.”
She further added, “Today, as a woman and as an actor, I am thankful for my family, friends and well wishers who are my protection and support system. But if this happened to me when I was in school or college, I genuinely can’t imagine how could I ever tackle this.”
“We need to address this as a community and with urgency before more of us are affected by such identity theft,” the Pushpa star’s note read.
Mrunal Thakur too lauded Rashmika for speaking up against her deepfake video. Taking to her Instagram story, the Sita Ramam star wrote, “Shame on people who resort to such things, it shows that there’s no conscience left at all in such people. Thank you rashmika_mandanna for speaking up, and for addressing this issue that so far we have seen glimpses of but a lot of us chose to remain silent.”
She further added, “Every day there are morphed, edited videos of female actors floating around on the internet zooming into inappropriate body parts. Where are we heading as a community, and as a society? We may be actresses in the ‘limelight’ but at the end of the day, each one of us is human. Why aren’t we talking about it? Don’t remain silent, now is not the time.”
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