Post Oscars Slapgate, Will Smith Spotted At Mumbai Airport; Why Did He Visit India?

Mumbai: Will Smith, who made headlines for the wrong reasons recently, was in Mumbai on Saturday in his first public appearance since the Oscars slapgate episode.

The Hollywood actor, who slapped presenter Chris Rock on stage for joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars gala on March 28, was spotted at Mumbai’s Kalina airport, a private terminal while leaving.

Though there was no official word on Will’s visit to India, sources said he stayed at a Juhu hotel for three days.

India Today quoted sources as saying that Will planned the hush-hush trip for a meeting with Sadhguru.

Will smith in mumbai
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Will is one of Sadhguru’s celebrity followers, having hosted the prominent spiritual leader at his house in October 2020.

Sadhguru, who undertook a 10,000-mile motorcycle journey across the US, met Smith and his family during his marathon trip.

“Sadhguru is in town. I have been following him for a while. He wrote a wonderful book called Inner Engineering. I want my family to meet spiritual people, to start interacting with people who are not hooked on the material world,” Will had then said in a video posted by Sadhguru on Instagram.

Will, who ironically received the Oscar for Best Male Actor for his performance in King Richard, also reportedly visited Iskcon’s Sri Sri Radha Vrindabanbehari temple during his three-day visit.

The actor apologized for his behaviour during his acceptance speech and later issued a formal apology. However, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Will from the Oscars for 10 years.

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