Actor Will Smith is in India. The Hollywood star was spotted at the Mumbai airport on Saturday with a non secular individual, interacting and smiling whereas chatting with others.
This marks Will Smith’s first public appearance because the Oscars slap controversy. He was seen waving to the paparazzi and clicking footage together with his followers at the airport.
As per a paparazzo, Will was staying at the JW Marriott Hotel in Juhu and left Mumbai on Saturday. Will has had an extended relationship with India and has visited the nation a number of occasions in the previous. He’s been to the Ganga aarti in Varanasi and even met non secular chief Sadhguru for his video sequence.
Will Smith was caught in the attention of a large storm final month after he slapped comic Chris Rock on the stage of the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. After Chris cracked a joke about Will’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith, he walked as much as the stage and smacked Chris in his face, surprising hundreds of thousands watching internationally.
A couple of moments later, Will was topped Best Actor for his efficiency in King Richard. The subsequent day, Will took to Instagram to apologise to Chris. “Violence in all of its types is toxic and damaging. My habits at final evening’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, however a joke about Jada’s medical situation was an excessive amount of for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” he wrote in his notice.
As the matter blew up, Academy introduced they are going to take motion towards Will. A few weeks later, they introduced that Will can be banned from attending any Academy occasion for the following 10 years, together with the Oscars. However, he would nonetheless be eligible to get nominated and win an award for his roles. Will accepted the punishment.
All this whereas, Will was not seen out in the public whereas Chris continued to carry his rise up comedy exhibits. Both have refused to talk to the media concerning the episode.