Bhangra and Bollywood on Will Smith’s mind

Hollywood star calls the intermingling of the ages and lifestyle is amazing in India

New Delhi.

Hollywood star Will Smith showed some bhangra moves as he spoke about having a Bollywood dance sequence on his bucket list.

He also opened up on his childhood, struggle as an artiste, dealing with failure and setting the goal for himself to be the best movie star in the world.

Smith, an Academy Award nominee and Grammy Award winner who has had a diverse career across films, television and records, was in conversation with Bollywood actor-singer-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here recently.

Farhan taught Smith some bhangra moves, which the “Independence Day” actor proudly showed off to the audience at the summit.

“One of the things on my bucket list is to be on a Bollywood dance sequence,” he said as he recounted meeting former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 15 years ago and their conversation about doing something together.

“But it never happened. Perhaps I would do a film with her,” added Smith, who finds the contrast in India “beautiful”.

“On any street corner you could cross a thousand years. There could be someone on a brand new cellphone and someone on a cart. The intermingling of the ages and the lifestyle is amazing.”

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