Actor Will Smith seen at Mumbai airport after Oscars controversy
Will Smith has been pictured at Mumbai airport on Saturday morning
This is the actor's first public appearance after the Oscars controversy
Smith was under fire for slapping presenter Chris Rock at the Oscars
The actor was clad in a white oversized t-shirt and white pants, over which he wore a knee-length black shorts. The Oscar winner was seen waving to reporters and taking selfies with ecstatic fans who had come to welcome him.
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This isn't Will Smith's first journey to India, for those who don't know. In 2019, the 'King Richard' actor visited India to film his reality show 'The Bucket List.' Smith met a few Bollywood celebs and shot a feature with the ‘Student of the Year 2’ squad during his visit. As part of his Facebook Watch series, he also made a special trip to Haridwar. His son Jaden Smith has also made a trip to India before.
Smith had been staying low and out of the public eye since the Chris Rock debacle.
He has been banned from attending the Oscars for the next ten years. The Academy took action against the Black actor after he slapped and swore at Oscar presenter Chris Rock for a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith is also barred from attending any other Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events for the next ten years. Fortunately for him, Smith's best actor prize for 'King Richard' was not rescinded by the Board.
The purpose for Smith's travel to India is unknown, but it has certainly caused a sensation, as the star's visit came as a complete surprise given the recent controversies surrounding him.