Aamir Khan Files FIR Against Fake Political Ad Using AI-Generated Deepfake

Bollywood star Aamir Khan files FIR against fake Congress ad using deepfake video, denies endorsing any political party in 35-year career. Highlights concerns over AI-generated misinformation and need for measures to combat it.

author-image
Mazhar Abbas
New Update
Aamir Khan Files FIR Against Fake Political Ad Using AI-Generated Deepfake

Aamir Khan Files FIR Against Fake Political Ad Using AI-Generated Deepfake

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has filed an FIR with the Mumbai Police against a fake Congress advertisement that features a deepfake video of him created using artificial intelligence. The video targets the ruling BJP over their promise of Rs 15 lakh in the account of every citizen and uses a clip from an episode of Aamir Khan's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' that aired 10 years ago.

Aamir Khan's spokesperson has clarified that the actor has never endorsed any political party in his 35-year career and has dedicated his efforts to raising public awareness through Election Commission campaigns. The spokesperson stated that the video is fake and untrue, and that Aamir Khan has reported the matter to various authorities, including filing an FIR with the Cyber Crime Cell of the Mumbai Police.

The original video, which was a promo for an episode of 'Satyamev Jayate', had Aamir Khan discussing India's wealth and the uneven distribution of resources, not making any political statements. The viral video has been doctored, with inconsistencies in Aamir's lip movements and the words heard.

Why this matters: The use of deepfake technology to create fake political ads raises concerns about the spread of misinformation and the potential impact on elections. It also highlights the need for increased awareness and measures to combat the misuse of AI-generated content.

Aamir Khan has urged all Indians to come out and vote and be an active part of the electoral process. His spokesperson emphasized that the actor has never endorsed any political party and has instead focused on raising electoral awareness through Election Commission public awareness campaigns.

Key Takeaways

  • Aamir Khan files FIR against fake Congress ad using deepfake video of him.
  • Aamir Khan has never endorsed any political party in his 35-year career.
  • The doctored video misuses a clip from Aamir's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'.
  • Deepfake technology used to create fake political ads raises concerns about misinformation.
  • Aamir urges Indians to vote and be active in the electoral process.