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Black Eyed Peas Pays Tribute To Indian Action In Hilarious "Deep Fake" Video!

  • 10 Aug 2020
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American music group Black Eyed Peas has released the music video for their latest number "Action", and it is a hilarious tribute to action scenes in Indian cinema. 

The almost five-minute video utilizes deep fake technology to patch the faces of the band members will.i.am and taboo, on five over-the-top action scenes from four Indian movies, including Superstar Rajinikanth's Enthiran, and Vishal's Aambala from the Kollywood industry.

The other Indian films include SS Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna (Telugu) and Ajay Devgan's Singham (Hindi). 

In the video's description, the Black Eyed Peas said the band have been inspired by Indian culture from the beginning of their career. 

"From Asha Bhosle to A.R Rahman, Indian music has influenced our songs on more than occassion. This video for Action shows our LOVE and appreciation for Bollywood and the imagination and awesomeness it brings to the screen. 

"Thank you India and Bollywood," read the message. 

This is not the first time Black Eyed Peas have included Indian elements in their music. Their previous hit Monkey Business and Elephunk both have been inspired by Indian culture, will.i.am had tweeted on Aug 7, the day the "Action" video was uploaded on their official YouTube page. 

Replying to his tweet, A.R Rahman wrote, "The borders are blurring through art! #tamilcinema @directorshankar #rajnikant #india." The "Action" video also contains warnings and disclaimers about the deep fake technology, which are synthetic media in which a person in an existing image or video is replaced with someone else's likeness. They look convincingly real and are hard to tell apart from the actual image or video. 

"Action" starts with the warning: "This video was made with Deep Fake technology... Do not believe everything you see..."

As it ends, this message rolls across the screen: "We are living in very confusing times. We have smartphones and we do dumb things on them... We have Artificial Intelligence but we can't tell Fake news from Facts... If we can't handle fake news, How can we handle the DEEP FAKE??? Don't trust the screen!!!"

Watch the hilarious video below.



Photo source: YouTube screenshot



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