A lot conspired with Will Smith at Oscars 2022 and fans were in for a shock moments after he slapped Chris Rock before receiving an award for his movie ‘King Richard’. The 'slapgate' was widely criticized and Will had to apologize later.
Will Smith almost a month after the controversy was spotted in India. Notably, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star has a long relationship with India and he has visited the country on several occasions.
It was speculated that Will was in the Asian country to meet spiritual guru Sadhguru J Vasudev as well as to visit a religious institution, ISKCON.
Now, Sadhguru’s spokesperson has rubbished the reports and mentioned that the actor had no interaction with him during his recent trip to India. They also added, “Sadhguru is on a global tour to promote Save Soil Movement. Sadhguru has not met Will Smith recently,” reported Indian Express.
The 64-year-old Indian spiritual leader is currently in Turkey.
Asked about the slapgate in an interview with France24, he replied: “From what I know of Will, he is a wonderful human being, absolutely wonderful human being. At the same time, does he have the right to go on stage and hit somebody? Absolutely no! Absolutely no in public places, people going and expressing themselves in violent ways must be absolute no, not just for him, but for anybody for that matter…”
He also noted: “Everybody thinks you can punch somebody in the face, so that should be absolutely no. But at the same time we are heading towards a culture (where) I can pick up your mother and discuss ugly things about her, I can pick up your wife and say ugly things about her. This must also be contained a little bit. Alright? If I want to make jokes about you or your family, I should know you that well that I can sit with you in private and make jokes about you.”
Meanwhile, an ISKCON source also refuted the rumours that Will visited one of their centers for a spiritual exchange, claiming no such event was held when he was in the country. As yet, there is no official confirmation on why Will Smith flew to India.
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