ZARA Patel was “deeply disturbed” after becoming entangled in a horrific deepfake video event.
Here’s all the information you need to know about the influencer who was seen on camera entering an elevator, but whose face changed to resemble Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna thanks to technological advancements.
Who is Zara Patel?
Influencer Zara Patel, who is British-Indian, has over 450,000 Instagram followers.
Fans are aware of her from her Instagram selfies and fashion-related posts.
She is also a full-time data engineer and mental health advocate, based on her Instagram account.
She produces explicit content for her fans as well.
On her Instagram account, Patel has shared a secret link with her fans, which enables users to connect with her and view her graphic stuff.
Who is Rashmika Mandanna?
Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna, 27, is involved in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Hindi film industry.
She has received numerous honors, including a Filmfare Award South and four SIMA Awards.
Kirik Party, Anjani Putra, Yajamana, Sarileru Neekevvaru Bheeshma, Pogaru, Pushpa: The Rise, Sita Ramam, and Varisu are some of her best-known motion pictures.
Her role in the Telugu romantic comedy Geetha Govindam earned her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – South.
Mandanna placed 24th in the Bangalore Times’ 25 Most Desirable Women of 2016, and she was crowned the winner of the 30 Most Desirable Women of 2017 by the same publication.
She reached the pinnacle of Forbes India’s most influential actors on social media in October 2021.
While filming Kirik Party, Rashmika started dating her co-star Rakshit Shetty. On July 3, 2017, the couple got engaged at a secret party in Virajpet, her birthplace.
In September 2018, the pair decided to call off their engagement since they were reportedly incompatible.
Did Zara Patel share a deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna?
Although Zara Patel did not post the frightful deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna, it quickly gained popularity on social media.
Zara Patel did not share a deepfake video of Rashmika Mandanna, but the scary clip went viral on social media.
In a statement on Instagram, Zara Patel said she is ”deeply disturbed” and ”upset” by the incident, and urged social media users to verify things on the internet.
“I worry about the future of women and girls who now have to fear even more about putting themselves on social media.
“Please take a step back and fact-check what you see on the internet. Not everything on the internet is real,” she added.
Thanks to deepfake technology, the video purportedly showed Mandanna boarding an elevator, but Zara Patel was the woman seen in it.
Patel posted a video of herself wearing all black as she entered an elevator last month.
With the description, “POV: you almost close the elevator door on me again,” she had posted the picture.
But in the altered video that’s making the rounds online, Mandanna’s face has replaced hers.
Mandanna shared her response to the horrifying footage on X, the previous Twitter platform.
She wrote: ”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.”