Earlier today, social media was flooded with pictures of Will Smith partying with a whole bunch of Bollywood celebrities.
Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayan Mukerji, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Karan Johar — basically everybody had their fan moment with countless selfies with the Men In Black star last night. (It is quite satisfying to see Bollywood drool over a Hollywood star when usually they're the ones dealing with fans.)
[PICS 📷 28/08/16] HQ: Varun Dhawan at Akshay Kumar's party in honour of Hollywood superstar Will Smith! ❤ pic.twitter.com/ivJHp9kl3E— Varun Dhawan Daily (@VarunDaily) August 29, 2016— NDTV Movies (@moviesndtv) August 29, 2016
While Bombay Times reported that Smith was in India and "heard there are some yummy kebabs" and headed to Akshay's party to munch on the aforementioned kebabs, that isn't the most tempting reason to gatecrash someone's party, even and especially if you're a Hollywood big-shot.
The paper also said it was a success bash for Rustom, which wasn't the case, as none of the other cast members or people from the crew were present at the bash, other than Esha Gupta.
It was simply a party for Smith.
Reliable sources also told HuffPost India that Akshay and Smith have collaborated on a TV commercial that'll be aired soon. Smith's Indian visit was kept strictly under wraps and the commercial too has been shot very discreetly.
While this couldn't be independently verified either from Akshay or Twinkle (HuffPost reached out through calls and messages to both parties, but to no avail), the source maintained that an ad was indeed in the works.
This isn't Smith's first visit to India.
The actor had come here in 2008 first to launch Sony's Hollywood movie channel, Sony Pix during which he also visited the Taj Mahal.
After being wooed by Akshay and sampling Punjabi food, Filmfare reports that Smith is headed to Panvel to meet Salman Khan.
On contacting, Akshay Kumar's publicist said they didn't know the purpose of the visit but that Smith hadn't just "shown up" at his residence but was invited by Akshay for the party.
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