When Will Smith appeared at ‘Indian Idol’ in 2006

When Will Smith stood up on the couch in Indian Idol

Will Smith is indeed a known face across the globe. He is an American actor, rapper, and film producer. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards and has won four Grammy Awards. During the late 1980s, he achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. Will has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. In April 2007, Newsweek called him “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”.

Indian singing reality show “Indian Idol“, has welcomed many celebrities on the show but it was a highlight when Hollywood actor Will Smith appeared on the show. In 2006, Will Smith arrived at the show’s sets, met some participants and shared some words of encouragement. The show was in its second season when he even arrived on the set. He met with the contestants, spoke to them, and got an Indian welcome with a white shawl, a garland of roses, and even an ‘aarti’ done by the contestants.

Host Mini Mathur introduced him to everyone and he later had a chat with the contestant. At one point, he even started jumping up on the couch and started screaming.
Here’s the throwback video from the show, check out;

While asked approximately a probable plan to make a debut in Bollywood films, he said, “One of the things on my bucket list is to be on a Bollywood dance sequence. I met Aishwarya 15 years ago, we had conversations about doing something together but never happened. Perhaps I would do a film with her.” In 2018, he even visited the sets of Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2. While he shot for a segment for the YouTube channel with the film’s cast and crew, he was not part of the movie.

On the work front, Will will next be seen in his upcoming movies, Reinaldo Marcus Green‘s ‘King Richard’ and ‘Aladdin 2’.
Indian Idol is currently in its 12th season. It is hosted by singer Neha Kakkar and music composers Himesh Reshammiya and Vishal Dadlani.


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