Academy Award-winning actor Will Smith was photographed at Mumbai’s Kalina airport on Saturday morning. This is not Will Smith’s first visit to India. The actor had come to India in 2019 to shoot for his reality show The Bucket List. During his 2019 visit, Will Smith met some Bollywood stars and filmed a segment with the Student Of The Year 2 crew. He also visited Haridwar. On the professional front, Will Smith was banned from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years. The Academy has taken disciplinary action against King Richard Starr, who slapped and insulted Oscar host Chris Rock for a joke made at the expense of Jada Pinkett, wife of Will Smith.
Will Smith is not allowed to attend any other events organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the next decade. The board’s decision did not cancel the Best Actor award won by Will Smith for King Richard.
At this year’s Academy Awards, Chris Rock appeared on stage to present the award for Best Documentary Feature, where he mocked Will Smith’s wife and actor Jada Pinkett Smith in “G.I. Jane”. Because of his shaved head, that triggered The Pursuit of Happiness actor, who punched Chris Rock and went back to his seat and shouted, “Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth.” Later, while accepting the Best Actor trophy, Will Smith apologized to the Academy and the other nominees.
A few days later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched a “formal review” of the situation and apologized to Chris Rock for the incident.
Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock in a subsequent Instagram post, where he said he was “ashamed” of what he had done and an excerpt from his post read: “I want to publicly apologize to Chris. I was out of line.” “.And made a mistake. I am ashamed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
Will Smith is the star of films such as Ali, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Men in Black Series and Bad Boys. He is also the star of the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.