Alia Bhatt: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt finds herself caught in a deepfake scandal as a video circulates on social media showing her face seamlessly transplanted onto actress Wamiqa Gabbi’s face. The video has sparked outrage and concern over the misuse of deepfakes and misuse of it for the entertainment industry. The original video featuring Wamiqa Gabbi was innocuously posted on her Instagram account, showing her gracefully attending an event in a red saree. Alia Bhatt, who also attended the same event, had her face digitally replaced in the circulating video. This is not the first time Alia has been targeted by deepfake technology, as a previous morphed video of her went viral, replicating not just her appearance but also her voice and gestures. In past, deep fake allegations faced by celebrities like Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif, and Kajol, need to be addressed.

Who is Wamiqa Gabbi?

Wamiqa Gabbi is an Indian actress known for her work primarily in Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi cinema. Born on September 29, 1993, in Chandigarh, India, she ventured into acting at a young age and made her acting debut in the Punjabi film industry with “Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22” in 2013. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films across different languages. Gabbi gained recognition for her roles in various regional films, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Some of her notable performances include “Nikka Zaildar,” “Nikka Zaildar 2,” and “Parahuna” in Punjabi cinema, “Bhale Manchi Roju” and “Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam” in Telugu and Tamil respectively, and “Godha” and “Nine” in Malayalam.

Throughout her career, Wamiqa Gabbi has received critical acclaim and several awards for her performances. Some of the accolades she has garnered include:

  1. PTC Punjabi Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress – “Bhalwan Singh” (2017)
  2. Filmfare Awards Punjabi for Best Actress (Critics) – “Nikka Zaildar 2” (2017)
  3. Jio Filmfare Awards South for Best Debut Actress (Malayalam) – “Godha” (2018)
  4. Kerala Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress – “Godha” (2018)

What is deepfake technology?

Deepfake technology involves the use of artificial intelligence to create highly convincing fake videos by superimposing one person’s face onto another person’s body.

What is the scandal involving Alia Bhatt?

The scandal is Alia’s face is seamlessly superimposed onto the body of actress Wamiqa Gabbi, creating the illusion that Alia attended an event where Wamiqa was present. The video originates from footage shared by Wamiqa Gabbi on her Instagram, where she was seen elegantly dressed in a red saree at an event. However, the deepfake version replaces Wamiqa’s face with Alia’s, creating a false narrative of Alia’s presence on the same occasion.

    Ashutosh Raj

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