Will Smith pictured in Mumbai following Oscars controversy

Wednesday 27th April 2022 08:13 EDT

Hollywood star Will Smith was recently spotted at Mumbai’s Kalina airport, shortly after landing himself in hot water after slapping Chris Rock at the Academy Awards ceremony. In the pictures, Smith can be seen alighting from a car and heading for the terminal as he interacts with a man who is likely his host in the city.

While the reason for Smith’s visit is yet to be known, it is speculated that it has something to do with the spiritual leader and Isha Foundation’s Sadhguru. The actor regards himself as one of Sadhguru’s followers.

Smith has been in the headlines lately for slapping the comedian and presenter onstage. The reason for the assault was a joke Rock cracked moments before about the former’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith. In the joke, Rock referred to Jada by saying, “G.I. Jane 2. Can’t wait to see it.” The joke was ridiculing fun of Jada’s lack of hair due to a condition called alopecia.

Minutes after the slap, Smith was awarded an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his performance in ‘King Richard’. He apologised for his behaviour in his speech and later through a social media statement. As a consequence of his actions, he was banned from Oscars and other Academy events for 10 years.

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