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Will Smith on Harvey Weinstein: The whole situation has been bizarre for me

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PTI Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Dec 19, 2017, 04.00 AM (IST)

The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal has opened a can of worms for global cinema and Hollywood star Will Smith says it has been "bizarre" for him to come to terms with the dark side of showbiz.

Blaming his naivety, the 49-year-old actor said the fact that people like Weinstein existed in the world filled him with bewilderment.

"The whole situation has been bizarre for me... As I'm hearing these things people would do like... I just don't know who would do (something) like that!

"And I don't know, I'm naive but (you) schedule a meeting with someone and the person shows up and like you're in a bathrobe! I just don't know those guys. I have male friends but no..." Smith said in a group interview.

The actor is currently in the city for the India premiere of his Netflix film Bright, accompanied by the director of the movie, David Ayer.

As a father to teenage daughter, Willow, Smith raised concern over women safety and security in these times.

"My 17-year-old daughter, who grew up with men she trusts and really does not even comprehend the predatory idea," he added.