Cyber police register case against X user over ‘deepfake’ video of Ranveer Singh

Apr24,2024


File photo of Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh at Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

File photo of Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh at Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. Photo Credit: ANI

Maharashtra Police's cyber cell has filed an FIR against an X user for allegedly uploading a 'deepfake' or manipulated video in which actor Ranveer Singh is seen appealing to vote for Congress, an official said. Have been.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Tuesday on a complaint filed by the actor's father Jugjit Singh Bhavnani against user @sujataindia1st, the official said.

According to the complaint, when Ranveer Singh was in Varanasi to promote a fashion show, he gave an interview to the media and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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According to the FIR, the actor said, “Celebrating our rich culture, heritage, history and heritage is the aim and goal of Modi ji because we are moving very fast towards modernity but we should never forget our roots, our cultural heritage. Shouldn't be forgotten.”

But We must never stop asking for ourselves.” The FIR says, vote for development and justice, vote for justice, vote for Congress.

His father said in the complaint, Ranveer Singh never said this and he has no connection with any political party.

The officer said the FIR was registered under relevant Indian Penal Code sections including 417 (cheating), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) and 469 (forgery for the purpose of causing harm to reputation) and provisions of the Information Technology Act.

Police said that further investigation in the matter is going on.

Deepfake videos are videos that are substantially altered to misrepresent someone as doing or saying something that was not actually done or said.

The city police recently registered an FIR against an unidentified person in connection with a similar deepfake video of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, where he was allegedly seen promoting a political party.

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