SAIF FELT BAD FOR WOMAN DUPED ON TIN­DER

A Bri­tish man had used the ac­tor’s pics to fool her

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Saif Ali Khan has re­acted to re­ports that a Bri­tish na­tional, Antony Ray, used the ac­tor’s pic­tures on the dat­ing app Tin­der to start a re­la­tion­ship with a UK-based woman, Anna Rowe. On be­ing asked about the in­ci­dent, Saif tells us in a text mes­sage, “I felt bad for the lady and was com­pli­mented the man chose my pic­ture.”

How­ever, the 46-year-old ac­tor says that an in­ci­dent like this should make peo­ple take note of the hazards of look­ing for love on mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions and web­sites.

“This is a good ex­am­ple of the risks of on­line dat­ing. There is a par­al­lel uni­verse out there and peo­ple need to be aware that they may be taken for a ride. Some­times the de­cep­tion can even lead to vi­o­lence and death, as in Is­rael a few years ago when a boy was lured into en­emy ter­ri­tory by a fake date and was killed,” he says.

Khan adds that while peo­ple need to be care­ful,

even apps need to ver­ify the iden­tity of the users.

“A new world re­quires new aware­ness and rules like au­then­ti­ca­tion of iden­tity for cer­tain sites should cer­tainly ex­ist. Th­ese will al­ways be a risk though,” he says.

There is a par­al­lel uni­verse out there and peo­ple need to be aware that they may be taken for a ride SAIF ALI KHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: AFP

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