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Videos of Anant, Nita Ambani & Virat Kohli ‘Promoting’ Gaming Apps Are Deepfakes

We found that both these videos are deepfakes and are being shared to mislead viewers.

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Three videos, which show Anant Ambani, Nita Ambani, and former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli promoting gaming applications, are going viral on social media platforms.

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  • An archive of the post can be found here.

    (Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

(An archive of a similar claim can be found here.)

Are these claims true?: No, all these videos have been edited using the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and are deepfakes.

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Anant Ambani's Video

At first, we noticed that Ambani's lip movements were not perfectly matching the words heard in the viral video.

  • Additionally, it could also be seen that he was moving mechanically which pointed towards the possibility of the video being a deepfake.

  • Team WebQoof found that the background showed the word "Vantara" written on it.

We found that both these videos are deepfakes and are being shared to mislead viewers.

The word "Vantara" could be seen written in the background.

(Source: Viral video/Screenshot/Altered by The Quint)

Original video: On performing a keyword search on YouTube, we came across a video published on the official channel of 'The Economic Times'.

  • It showed Ambani dressed in a similar attire as seen in the viral image. The background also carried the word "Vantara" in the background.

  • The video was published on 26 February with a title that said, "Anant Ambani launches 'Vantara', a comprehensive Animal Rescue, Care & Rehab programme."

We found that both these videos are deepfakes and are being shared to mislead viewers.

The video was shared on 26 February.

(Source: ET/Screenshot)

Nita Ambani's Video

We noticed that in the video, which showed Nita Ambani in a pink saree, also showed a microphone with the logo of news agency ANI on it.

We found that both these videos are deepfakes and are being shared to mislead viewers.

Ambani is seen speaking to an ANI reporter.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Taking a cue from this, we looked for Nita Ambani's visuals shared on the agency's official X (formerly Twitter) account.

  • This led us to the same visual, which was shared on 24 June 2024, with a caption which mentioned that Ambani was in Varanasi, bringing Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding invitation "to offer it to the almighty."

Kohli's Video

Team WebQoof searched for the source of Kohli's video on YouTube using the keywords "Virat Kohli Kurta."

  • This directed us to a longer clip shared on the official YouTube channel of 'Manyavar'.

  • It was uploaded on 10 March 2017 and it was titled, "Virat Kohli against boundaries."

  • The cricketer can be spotted wearing the same attire as seen in the beginning of the viral claim, while discussing religious harmony and festivals in India.

Conclusion: It is clear that these videos of Anant Ambani, Nita Ambani and Virat Kohli promoting gaming applications are false.

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