Hollywood star Will Smith promote his Netflix movie Bright in Mumbai last evening where the actor today said all the ideologies are governed by an individual or group's need to feel superior than others.
He along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer, were spotted posing for the shutterbugs and greeting and meeting their fans prior to the movie screening today. Will looked dapper in a grey suit.
The 49-year-old actor, who stars as "racist" human cop in sci-fi action-crime drama, said it was interesting to be on the other side.
Will Smith said his role in the Netflix movie made him understand that even the struggle to get rid of these ideologies is motivated by this sense of superiority.
Bright, a Netflix original, is an action-fantasy film, which is set in an imaginative interpretation of our world. This “world” has human beings co-existing with imaginative creatures like fairies, elves and orcs.
Just like the world in which we live today, this world of human beings and fantasy creatures too face a lot of discrimination on a daily basis, with the latter being treated as the downtrodden.
"What I realised - it's not just racism, it's all the 'isms' (the ideologies). Racism, sexism, class-ism, nationalism - all of the -isms are about the individual or group's ego struggle for comparative superiority. Everybody wants to feel like they are better than somebody. Even a fight against racism is laced with an individual's need to feelsuperior. I never saw it that way. So, both sides of any -ism, one of them is winning, so you're having an argument that is winning, so the other side feels inferior. Both sides are struggling for superiority," Smith said at a media round table in Mumbai.
Rannvijay Singha, Bani Judge, Prayag Mehta and Rishabh Joshi of DJ duo Lost Stories, Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani reportedly performed on stage for The Bright team. The film will launch around the world on December 22 this year.