Saif Ali Khan felt bad for UK-based woman duped on Tinder with his picture

British man, Antony Ray, had used actor Saif Ali Khan’s photos to fool UK resident Anna Rowe on Tinder. Saif says that while he felt bad for the woman, it is a warning for those who depend on apps, websites to find love.

bollywood Updated: Apr 02, 2017 09:20 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Actor Saif Ali Khan says that people should take note of the hazards of looking for love on mobile applications and websites.(Photo: Viral Bhayani)

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.

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First Published: Apr 01, 2017 16:46 IST