When Will Smith visited India in February 2006 to launch Sony Entertainment’s English-language movie channel Pix, and to be a guest on ‘Indian Idol, he
expressed a desire to work with Aishwarya Rai and eat Chicken Tikka Masala.
And now he has tied up with UTV. Sources state that UTV has invested 37 million dollars in a deal with Will Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment, yet another deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment and a third one with Fox Searchlight.
Smith and his business associate James Lassiter met many Bollywood producers during their visit to India earlier this year. UTV has earlier invested money in Mira Nair’s the Namesake as well as the Chris Rock starrer I Think I Love My Wife.