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Will Smith takes amchi Mumbai by storm

The Hollywod star spread his charm amomg the Mumbaikars and mediapersons alike, during his visit to the city.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2006 23:07 IST
, Indo-Asian News Service
, Indo-Asian News Service

One woman journalist from Doordarshan will never forget the day she met Hollywood actor Will Smith at a meet-the-press programme here.

When this lady got up to ask Smith a question at the conference in Mumbai's Taj Ballroom Thursday afternoon, he pretended to be apprehensive, came down from the dais and hugged the stunned lady.

Thereafter a lot of female and male media persons who had gathered there to announce Pix - Sony's new Hollywood entertainment channel in India - got a warm hug from Smith. It turned out to be hugely entertaining.

Where there is a Will, there's a weight. The Hollywood mega star's charm was evident all over Mumbai.

At the press conference, Smith paid Amitabh Bachchan a huge compliment when he said he wants to be called 'Big W' after he was told about the 'Big B'.

Throughout the press event the Hollywood actor was at his casual yet informed best.

Asked why he supported Sony's Pix channel, Smith said he liked the quality of films like Kramer Vs Kramer and Lawrence Of Arabia to be screened on the channel.

Smith is making himself popular everywhere in Mumbai.

Though he is yet to meet Amitabh Bachchan, at Fardeen Khan's party he met Abhishek Bachchan who incidentally is very fond of Smith and likes to be called Indian Will Smith.

On Saturday, Smith will attend the Filmfare awards. He is expected to give away one of the major awards.

First Published: Feb 24, 2006 23:07 IST