Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna recently fell victim to a deepfake video scandal, which saw her faced morphed into video of British-Indian influencer Zara Patel, find out who is Zara Patel and her biography
Over the past few days, India has been rocked by videos of famous people, and the recent one involving Rashmika continues to follow that trend.
Who is Zara Patel as Rashmika Mandanna deepfake AI lift video goes viral, biography, age, Instagram
🚨 There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India.
You might have seen this viral video of actress Rashmika Mandanna on Instagram. But wait, this is a deepfake video of Zara Patel.
This thread contains the actual video. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/SidP1Xa4sT
— Abhishek (@AbhishekSay) November 5, 2023
This is how Deepfake videos are being created.
No one can differentiate between Rashmika Mandana and the original video of Zara Patel, a British-Indian girl on Instagram.#RashmikaMandanna #deepfakevideo#zarapatel pic.twitter.com/O6OBWfXOrF
— Sandeep Nirvan (@Sandeepnirvan_) November 6, 2023
With all the attention surrounding the deepfake video, people are now curious about the identity of Zara Patel.
Zara Patel biography and age
Although there is not much personal information available regarding Zara Patel, reports show that she is a famous British-Indian Instagram influencer who posts various X-rated social media content. She is quite active on Instagram and routinely posts revealing pictures and videos of herself on the site. Although her exact age is unknown, she is likely to be in her late 20s or early 30s.
Zara Patel has an Instagram account with the handle, @zaarapatelll, where she has over 448k followers and about 178 posts. Most of her posts are mature content, including semi-nude images and videos of herself. Zara even has a secret link attached to her Instagram account bio.
According to reports, Zara is a full-time data engineer, although there are no reports about which company she works for.
Rashmika Mandanna deepfake video scandal
Just recently, popular Indian actress Rashmika Mandanna was the victim of a viral deepfake video. The video showed a woman entering an elevator, allegedly claimed to be Rashmika. The video went viral across social media and fans eventually pieced together that Rashmika’s face morphed into a video of British influencer Zara Patel.
Following the incident, various celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, have come out to speak against the dangers of deepfake AI and insisted on initiating legal action. According to reports, Zara posted the original video back on October 9, earlier this year. Eventually, as the video gained traction, a journalist on X debunked the deepfake video and explained how someone used deepfake AI to create the fake video of Rashmika Mandann using an old video of Zara Patel.
He stated on his post:
There is an urgent need for a legal and regulatory framework to deal with deepfake in India.”
While explaining about the video, he stated:
But if you watch the video carefully, you can see at (0:01) that when Rashmika (deepfake) was entering the lift, suddenly her face changes from the other girl to Rashmika.”