Cassian Baliarsingh

National crush Rashmika Mandanna has been in the news after a morphed video of her went viral on social media platforms. The ‘Pushpa’ actress has been extended support from other celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Mrunal Thakur, Naga Chaitanya, and her rumoured boyfriend Vijay Deverakonda.

Rashmika herself raised concerns about the AI-generated deepfake video and revealed that she was ‘deeply hurt’ by the morphed video. She also revealed that she was terrified and it was ‘extremely scary’ for her to watch the viral video.

After Rashmika, popular actress Sonnalli Seygall opened up on her traumatic experience with deepfake pictures.

“It has happened to me in the past but not in a video, in the form of pictures. And it was very, very scary then,” Sonnalli was quoted as saying by India.Com.

She further added, “Actually, my mom brought it to my notice and my mom is very gullible and at least at that point when it was also new, she did not understand. It really affected her. She said what are these pictures of yours? And I was like they are not really mom, they are morphed.”

“This is very scary and makes me angry. It’s completely illegal and just because they’re faceless people doing this does not make it okay by any standards,” she further stated.

“Immediate action should be taken against this. As a girl, as a human being, I don’t feel safe because that means anything can be done with whatever is available online. So much of our lives is out there right on the internet, whether it’s social media, Google or our phones,” she concluded.