Will Smith makes first public appearance in Mumbai after Oscars 2022 slap controversy

written by Ritika Nath | April 23, 2022

Will Smith India: Will Smith made headlines in 2022 when he slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars 2022. The actor was spotted departing Mumbai's private terminal today, April 23. The actor reportedly travelled to India to visit Sadhguru, according to reports.

On Saturday morning, Will Smith was seen arriving at Mumbai's Kalina airport. This was Will Smith's first public appearance since the controversial slap incident at the Oscars 2022 earlier this year. The actor was reported to have stayed the JW Marriott Hotel in Juhu.

At the Mumbai airport, Will Smith got papped. The actor was seen wearing knee-length black shorts over an oversized white T-shirt. A'mala' around his neck was also visible in the images. It's Smith's first public appearance since the Oscars incident.

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Though, the reason of Will’s India visit is still under the wraps. If reports are to be true then Will have visited India to meet Spiritual Guru Sadhguru with whom Will share a very special connection.

At Oscars 2022, Chris Rock took the stage to present the Best Documentary Feature award, during which he made a joke about Will Smith's wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith being in "G.I. Jane" because of her shaved head, provoking Will Smith to slap Chris Rock.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences commenced a "formal review" of the incident a few days later, and Chris Rock was also apologised to for the incident.

As the terrible incident made news all around the world, the Academy took disciplinary action against Will Smith and declared that Will Smith won't be allowed to attend the Oscars for 10 years.

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