Will Smith is “90% through the Bhagavad Gita”

Thursday 28th December 2017 05:56 EST

Visiting Mumbai for a one-day trip to attend the premiere of his latest Netflix film, Bright, Will Smith admitted to being an avid admirer of India, Indian culture and history. Will Smith brought along co-actors Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, as well as director David Ayer.

Will Smith, who has visited India a couple of times, has nearly completed reading the Bhagavad Gita and draws inspiration from the holy book. He stated, “I have been here [India] a few times. I love history. I am 90% through the Bhagavad Gita... and to be reading it and to be here, my inner Arjuna is being channelled. I am going to Rishikesh next time. I am definitely going to be spending a lot more time here.”

Smith shares a very warm bond with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Will Smith spoke about their equation. He said, “The one thing that I'd love to do, but I won't be able to - it's a tragedy - is I would love to go back to Akshay's house for dinner. The last time I was here, we had a party at Akshay's place. I loved the food. It was the best food I ever had in my life.”

It is extremely heartwarming and commendable to imagine a huge Hollywood superstar drawn towards Indian culture to this extent. In this contemporary world when some Indian youths may disassociate themselves with their heritage, Will Smith's connect with Indian culture, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, could somehow encourage young Indians to reconnect with their roots and rich culture.  

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