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Watch: Katrina’s deepfake video of her speaking in French sparks concerns

May 1, 2024
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A video of Katrina Kaif’s is now going viral as she’s seen speaking fluently in French language while she attended the launch of Bina Kak’s book Silent Sentinels of Ranthambore in Mumbai. Katrina is seen sitting with Salman Khan at the book launch. The actors were joined by Salman’s father Salim Khan, a veteran film screenwriter.

But what’s odd about the video you ask? Well, it’s an AI-generated video of the actress since the two did not speak in French at the actual event. The viral video was shared by a fan page of Katrina Kaif.

Katrina Kaif’s deepfake video

The deepfake video has Katrina discussing Bina’s ‘incredible book’ in French. The accompanying caption came with a disclaimer: “Both Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan attended the book launch of Silent Sentinels of Ranthambhore by Bina Kak. Salman and Katrina are very close to her from their Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya movie. She played Salman’s mother in that movie. Disclaimer: The French voiceover is AI-generated but the speech hasn’t been morphed or twisted, it is the exact the same as her original speech.”

As fans started reacting to the video, many gave the caption a miss and thought of it being real. Those who checked that it had been made using AI couldn’t believe how real it looked. One person commented, “God, the deepfakes are getting scarryyyyyyyy.” Another added, “AI (Artificial intelligence) at its best.” 

Another said, “I almost fell for this edited video.”

Others who fell for the AI-generated video commented, “She’s so supremely talented unlike any other actresses!” 

Katrina’s last film was Merry Christmas

On the work front, Katrina Kaif was seen alongside Vijay Sethupathi in Merry Christmas which released in 2024. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film is based on Frédéric Dard’s French novel Le Monte-charge (Bird in a Cage).

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Kashmir Monitor staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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