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Ranveer Singh Files Police Case After Deepfake Video Goes Viral

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has filed an FIR against a social media account promoting an AI-generated deepfake video where he allegedly voices political opinions.

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By Seema Mesal
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Ranveer Singh Files Police Case After Deepfake Video Goes Viral

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has filed an FIR against a social media account promoting an AI-generated deepfake video where he allegedly voices political opinions. The video circulated on social media prompted Singh's spokesperson to confirm the complaint.

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 The actor filed an FIR after a video started doing the rounds on social media in which he is purportedly heard voicing his political views.

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“Yes, we have filed the police complaint and FIR has been lodged against the handle that was promoting the AI-generated deepfake video of Ranveer Singh," his spokesperson said.
The purported viral video showed the actor criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Varanasi.
A video circulating online allegedly features the actor from 'Padmaavat' expressing political opinions, but investigation reveals it's manipulated using an artificial intelligence voice clone.
Despite the authenticity of the footage depicting his recent Varanasi visit, the audio is artificially generated to mimic Ranveer's voice. Ranveer took to Instagram on Friday, cautioning his followers with "Deepfake se bacho doston" (Friends, beware of deepfakes).

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This incident underscores concerns surrounding deepfake technology's potential misuse in spreading misinformation and highlights the importance of discerning between authentic and synthesized content in the digital age.

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