Delhi Police on Saturday arrested the main accused behind the deepfake video of Bollywood actor Rashmika Mandanna which went viral on social media last year. The mastermind behind the deepfake video, identified as Eemani Naveen, was an engineer and allegedly wanted to boost followers on his Instagram handle.
Rashmika Mandanna’s visage was overlayed on a video of British-Indian socialite Zara Patel in the deepfake.
The deepfake film, which looked extremely lifelike, spurred a debate over improper technology use, and several well-known celebrities expressed their worries.
During the interrogation, the accused shed light on the modus operandi behind cybercrime.