Up-and-coming actress Anikha Surendran became a household name across Tamil Nadu after starring as 'Thala' Ajith's daughter in Gautham Menon's 2015 film Yennai Arindhaal and the blockbuster Viswasam in 2019. While she appeared as a little girl in Yennai Arindhaal, Anikha became a major plot element in Viswasam, with her performance drawing praises from fans and critics alike. She next went on to star as the young Shakthi Seshadri in the Tamil web series, Queen, which was loosely based on the life of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. 

Anikha, since her on-screen appearances has become a huge sensation on social media through her photoshoots, which she posts on her Instagram page. Having said that, her name has made the headlines now for all the wrong reasons after a video with her face morphed to another girl dancing to a song went viral online. Anikha has now issued a clarification stating it is not her in the video, while also requesting everyone to report it in order to get it removed from social media and other online websites.

Speaking about the fake viral video, Anikha Surendran said, "I don’t usually do this but I have been seeing a certain video on social media over the past few days. It’s the one with the girl dancing in a black dress. It’s not me, obviously. And, I think it’s a morphed video. People have been sending it to me and I have been seeing it in social media for the past few days." Citing a few YouTube channels, she stated, "To be honest, it’s bothering me a little bit". She then said, "I don’t know what to say about it to be honest. As I said, it is a morphed video and it has been done very well. While seeing it, even I got shocked. Actions are being taken to take the video down from online because it’s obviously not a very nice thing to see." 

Watch Anikha's clarification about the fake video below: