Dec 192017

Hollywood actor Will Smith, who was in Mumbai recently to promote his upcoming Netflix movie ‘Bright’,  surprised his fans by unleashing his inner ‘desi munda’ by beatboxing and doing the bhangra like it’s nobody’s business. 

Smith needs no introduction. Even today, we can endlessly binge-watch movies like ‘Men In Black’, ‘Hitch’, ‘Hancock’, and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’. 

Will Smith Does The Bhangra At Premiere Of 'Bright' In Mumbai© Instagram

People broke out in loud cheers the moment Smith started grooving and beatboxing on stage along with his co-stars Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace, director David Ayer and the hosts of the premiere Rannvijay Singha and Bani J.   

Thank You, Mumbai! #bright

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Dec 18, 2017 at 9:37am PST

Smith plays a ‘racist’ African-American cop in the movie and while talking about his character and the movie ‘Bright’, he said “To me, this is a film all about Joel’s character, who is an Orc. It is a society where Orcs are kind of looked down upon. But he dreams, and so it says that no matter who you are, you should dream. Nobody should tell you who you are nobody should define you.”

Director David Ayer thanked Indian fans for this incredible response. 

#Mumbai @NetflixIndia What an incredible crowd thank you India! @BrightNetflix

— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) December 18, 2017

He further said, “I play an African-America cop, who is a racist against Orcs. So, the film is an interesting exploration about how we treat each other. Noomi plays an Elf, and in the film the elves are at the top in the society, so, they have it all. In our fantasy world, the humans are in the middle.

“What we love about science-fiction is that you get to go in this fantasy world but you are dealing with real things. Because it is a fantasy world, you find it easier to digest it all than when we are talking about actual social issues,” he added. Thanks for justifying Will, because halfway through this we were kind of tripping over the plot. Here’s the trailer of ‘Bright’ that will be releasing on December 22.  

Will Smith and India are like Rajma-Chawal, possibly one of the best combinations ever. While, we loved him flaunt his desi avatar and learning bhangra from Rannvijay and acing it like a pro; his love for India and Indian food is like a long distance relationship that is only growing stronger with time.  

Aint nothing like watching #WillSmith beatbox live. @netflix

— High Street Phoenix (@gophoenixing) December 18, 2017

How can we forget the time, when he partied with Bollywood’s ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar and we are sure Will remembers it too as he reminisced about his last visit to India. He reportedly said, “Last year, Akshay had a party and it was the best food that I have ever in my life. It was a little bit of everything. My favorite is chicken tikka masala.”

Will Smith Does The Bhangra At Premiere Of 'Bright' In Mumbai© Twitter

In fact, in an interview with Vogue, Smith said, “This is my third time to Mumbai and my fourth time in India. I should just move in with Akshay (Kumar). I was just talking about that. We had dinner at his place last time I was here, and it was literally the best food I’ve ever had. It just didn’t feel right to call him and ask him to send food because I’m not gonna be able to stop by. One thing I love about India is the food at Akshay’s, that’s the absolute best.”

We wonder what Akshay has to say about your plans to move in with him.

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