Not just Amitabh Bachchan but a lot of celebrities have shown concern after Rashmika Mandanna’s deep fake video went viral. Celebrities such as Mrunal Thakur, Chinmayi Sripaada, and Naga Chaitanya all showed their support for Rashmika Mandanna.
Mrunal Thakur Posted on her Instagram Stories on Monday saying, “Shame on people who resort to such things, it shows that there is no conscience left at all in such people. Thank you @rashmika_mandanna for speaking up, for addressing this issue that so far have seen glimpses of but a lot of us chose to remain silent. Everyday there are morphed, edited videos of female actors floating around on internet zooming into inappropriate body parts. Where are we heading as a community, as a society? We may be actresses in the ‘limelight’ but at the end of the day each of one of us are human. Why aren’t we talking about it? Don’t remain silent, now is not the time.”
Naga Chaitanya showed his support on Rashmika’s post, saying, “It’s truly disheartening to see how technology is being misused, and the thought of what this can progress to in the future is even scarier. Action has to be taken and some kind of law has to be enforced to protect people who have and will be a victim of this. Strength to you.”
Singer Chinmayi Sripada also showed her support through an X post, saying, “Several months ago, a video of one of our most favorite actors in an AI avatar performed to Kaavaalaa from Jailer released – only it wasn’t her. It was a Deep Fake. Nobody knows for sure whether Ms.Simran had consented in advance to her likeness to be used in the Deep Fake AI rendering of Kaavaalaa. She shared it on her social media pages as well.”
She further continued by saying,” Now a deep fake Rashmika video surfaces and I just saw her Instagram story where she genuinely looks disturbed – In a country where woman’s bodies are exploited everyday, Deep Fake is going to be next weapon they use to target and harass and blackmail girls to extort blackmail and rape; Their clueless families in one small village or town is not going to understand when the so called maanam/or honor is at stake. Loan apps harass women borrowers with photoshopped images of their faces over porn photos, and they can’t deal with that. But a Deep Fake is going to be tougher for the usual untrained eye to spot. Everyone doesn’t have high-red displays. I truly hope there is a nationwide awareness campaign that can kickstart urgently to educate the general public about the dangers of deepfakes for girls and to report incidents instead of taking matters into their own hands.”