Deepfake alert: Video of Kajol changing clothes goes viral

Deepfakes are digitally manipulated videos, which spread misinformation

73-Kajol 30 and counting: For many 1990s kids, Kajol was the epitome of style and grace. The actor recently celebrated 30 years in Bollywood (Her first film, Bekhudi, released in 1992) with a surprise announcement. She would be making her series debut with Disney+Hotstar. She had made her OTT debut with the 2021 Netflix film, Tribhanga. “Being an avid fan of digital series, the concept has always been intriguing,” said Kajol. Though exploring a new format is challenging, she feels “it is a great thing as I love to take challenges head-on”. Other than stating that it will be a unique story of “love, emotions and family”, the platform is keeping mum about the plot and other details | Karan Kumar Sachdev

Just as the Rashmika Mandanna deepfake incident seems to have settled, another deepfake video emerges, of actor Kajol. The video shows the actor changing clothes and has gone viral on social media.

Deepfakes are digitally manipulated videos, which spread misinformation. Deepfakes of actors are usually used to create erotic or porn videos. Deepfakes are usually created using Artificial Intelligence and low-quality deepfakes are usually easy to identify. Deepfakes can also be used to create false photos and false audio. Deepfake is also used for political satire and comedy.

This video of Kajol shows the actor changing clothes. The video has been uploaded by an influencer under the Get Ready With Me trend and was originally shared on TikTok. When a video of her altered by deepfake came out, Mandanna spoke up about it. Her colleagues in the industry came out in her support and this prompted the government to take action and asked social media platforms to take down the video.

In this video, Kajol's face has been superimposed on the body of an influencer Rosie Breen. Actors like Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johannson and Kristen Bell have fallen prey to deepfake technology.

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