Ranveer Singh flags risk of deepfake after AI video criticising political party goes viral: ’Deepfake se bacho…’

After Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh has come forward to warn people about the misuse of deepfake AI, especially for spreading misinformation. Recently, a fake video of the Bollywood actor criticising the BJP government went viral on social media.

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Updated19 Apr 2024
After Amir Khan, actor Ranveer Singh has flagged the risk of deepfake AI in spreading fake news.
After Amir Khan, actor Ranveer Singh has flagged the risk of deepfake AI in spreading fake news.

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh on Friday warned the public of the misuse of deepfake Artificial Intelligence (AI) after a fake video of the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actor criticising a political party went viral during Lok Sabha elections voting phase 1. Earlier, a similar AI deepfake video of superstar Aamir Khan went viral on the internet, in which the ‘Lagaan’ actor can be seen favouring a particular political party.

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Reacting to his viral video, Ranveer Singh wrote on X, “Deepfake se bacho dostonnnn.”

Deepfake technology has become a prime tool to spread misinformation and fake news amid the ongoing Lok Sabha elections in 2024

Ranveer Singh's deepfake video criticising BJP

In the deepfake video of Ranveer Singh, the ‘Padmavat’ star can be heard criticising the BJP government and PM Modi. Singh can be seen interacting with the media from Kashi in Uttar Pradesh. However, the video was made using an artificial intelligence voice clone of the actor. The viral video has been widely circulated on social media. D-Intent Data took to X to share the two videos in a post.

The footage used to create the fake video was from Ranveer Singh's recent visit to Varanasi for a fashion show. The Bollywood actor recently turned showstopper along with actress Kriti Sanon, at an open-air fashion show by the Ganges in Varanasi. The show was organised by top couturier Manish Malhotra.

During his visit to Varanasi, Ranveer Singh shared his experience of witnessing the cultural richness of the ancient city. During his interaction with the media, he spoke highly of the changes that have come about in terms of the public infrastructure overhaul while also sharing his 'divine' experience of the city.

In his social media post, Ranveer Singh didn't specifically mention the incident; however, it was evidently in response to his deepfake video.

 

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