Here's why Hollywood star Will Smith is coming to India this December

Thanks to Netflix, Will Smith will be in India this December. Here's hoping Bollywood parties don't do to him, what they did to Ed Sheeran

Will Smith, whose film Bright will come out next month on Netflix, will be in India for its promotions. Directed by Suicide Squad’s David Ayer and starring Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace along with Smith, the sci-fi film will be out on December 22.

The Oscar-nominated actor will be in Mumbai as a part of the film’s promotional world tour.

Set in an parallel universe, this action thriller traces the story of two cops. Lord of the Rings fans will find a familiar character return onscreen with Bright. No, not the hobbits or the wizards – the Orcs. The second cop who works alongside Smith in the film is an Orc (played by Edgerton) and the film shows how they (the Orcs) are discriminated against.

The two LAPD officers, as per Netflix’s official statement, “work to keep the streets of an alternate-reality L.A. safe from a sinister, dark underworld”.

The cast of the film, Will smith Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton will all be in the city on December 18 and will be meeting fans at an event in High Street Phonenix, Lower Parel.

A statement shared by Netflix India says:

“Mumbai’s fans can participate in the Bright madness and catch Will and the cast up-close on this one-of-a-kind legendary Monday night at the Bright stage performance, red carpet and fan premiere at High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel days before the Netflix debut. Netflix has the perfect year-end starry extravaganza for you! Hollywood megastar Will Smith along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer will soon be in Mumbai as part of a world tour to promote his latest Netflix film Bright.”