Will Smith made his first public appearance in India a month after the Oscars incident. It seems the reason for him traveling to India is very well related to the infamous altercation.

Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars ceremony this year sent shockwaves around the world. Smith received a major backlash for slapping the comedian at the ceremony including a ban from Academy and several suspensions from ongoing projects.

A source close to People told them the actor traveled to India to practice yoga and meditation for spiritual purposes. The country is known for being an attraction for those seeking spirituality. Seems like Will Smith is seeking some peace of mind after all he has been through in the last couple of weeks.

Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences right before the disciplinary against against him. The Academy ended up banning the actor from attending its events for the next 10 years.

The actor continues to face stiff consequences for using violence at the Dolby Theater. He has since apologized for the incident but that hasn’t helped him much. We will have to see how Hollywood treats him in coming years.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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