Cassian Baliarsingh

Social media platforms have been flooded with AI-generated ‘Deepfake’ contents at an alarming rate since last couple of months. It wasn’t taken seriously until someone morphed a video of social media influencer Zara Patel with Rashmika Mandanna’s face.

Soon after Rashmika Mandanna, the stunning Katrina Kaif also fell victim to ‘Deepfake’ after a scene from Tiger 3 was morphed with an explicit photo. The Indian government was quick to issue notice against such AI-generated misleading contents and warned of one year in jail and penalty up to Rs 3 lakh.

However, social media thugs have once again made another deepfake image viral and this time it is of India opener and star batsman Shubman Gill and his rumoured girlfriend and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter Sara Tendulkar.

In the viral picture, Sara Tendulkar is seen hugging Shubman Gill as they smile ear to ear for the camera. The picture went viral after actress Sara Khan confirmed on Koffee with Karan that she had no relationship with Shubman and it was Sara Tendulkar who was dating him.

“Sara ka sara galat Sara ke piche pada hai,” the ‘Kedarnath’ actress said confirming that Shubhman was indeed dating the junior Tendulkar.

However, the picture of the two hugging is learnt to have been photoshopped. The original image features Sara’s brother Arjun Tendulkar. 

Both Shubman Gill and Sara Tendulkar are yet to comment on the issue.