- In 2018, Will Smith had come to India for a special ritual in Haridwar
- He met an Indian Guru, who made Smith’s ‘kundli’ according to Hindu planetary constellations
- The guru had predicted that Will Smith will win an International award in 2022
Hollywood actor Will Smith is no stranger to India! Well, the actor who recently landed himself in a ‘slap’ controversy, has visited the country more than once. In 2018, Will Smith had come to India for a special ritual in Haridwar. He met an Indian Guru, who made Smith’s ‘kundli’ according to Hindu planetary constellations. It is was in the abovestated year, the guru had predicted that Will Smith will win an International award in 2022. For the unversed, at the 94th Academy Awards, Smith won the Oscar for ‘Best Actor.’
Will Smith’s visit to India
Meanwhile, in April 2019, Will Smith had said that his trip to India awakened a new understanding of himself and the world around him. The actor, who visited Haridwar to shoot for his Facebook Watch show “Will Smith’s Bucket List”, took to Instagram and had shared pictures of the experience. “My Grandmother used to say, ‘God Teaches through Experience. Travelling to India and experiencing the colours, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my art and the truths of the world,” Smith captioned the series of photographs and a video, including that of the Ganga aarti.
Will Smith ‘slapped’ Chris Rock
At the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith created a storm by slapping presenter Chris Rock after he made a joke about Will’s wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith. Rock made a joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head by comparing it to the look of Demi Moore in the 1997 movie ‘G.I. Jane’. Rock said he couldn’t wait to see Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia (a medical condition that results in abnormal hair loss), star in ‘G.I. Jane 2’, which led Smith to go up on stage and slap Rock. ALSO READ: Finally! Will Smith publicly apologises to Chris Rock after Oscars slap, admits he was ‘out of line’
“That was one of the greatest nights in the history of television,” said a shocked Chris Rock when Smith went up to the stage and slapped the comedian right across his face.
However, Will Smith issued an apology to the comedian, to the academy the nominees and everybody sitting in Dolby Theatre for his actions. He said he was ‘out of line’ and that his actions are “not indicative of the man I want to be.”