2019 marked Will Smith’s most recent trip to India.
New Delhi: On Saturday morning, Academy Award-winning actor Will Smith was spotted at Mumbai’s Kalina airport. Will Smith has traveled to India before. In 2019, the actor traveled to India to film an episode of his reality series The Bucket List. Will Smith met some Bollywood celebrities during his visit in 2019 and worked with the cast and crew of Student Of The Year 2 to film a scene. He went to Haridwar as well. For the next ten years, Will Smith will not be permitted to attend the Oscars on a professional level. After Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the King Richard star smacked and cursed at him, and the Academy punished him.
Here is a clip of Will Smith at the airport in Mumbai:
Additionally, during the following ten years, Will Smith will not be allowed to attend any other Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events. The Best Actor award that Will Smith received for King Richard was not canceled as a result of the Board’s ruling.
Chris Rock made a joke about Will Smith’s wife, actor Jada Pinkett Smith, being in “G.I. Jane” because of her shaved head while presenting the Best Documentary Feature award at the 89th Academy Awards. This made Will Smith, star of The Pursuit of Happyness, hit Chris Rock and yell, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth.” Will Smith later expressed regret to the Academy and his fellow nominees when he accepted the Best Actor award.
A few days later, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences started a “formal review” of the situation and also apologized to Chris Rock for the incident.
Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock in an Instagram post later, where he said that he is “embarrassed” about what he did and an excerpt from his post read, “I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed 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.”
Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness, the Men in Black trilogy, and the Bad Boys flicks, to mention a few, all-star Will Smith. He is also the lead character of the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.