MEN IN BLACK star Will Smith will be popping up all over TV screens in India next week (begs20FEB06), even making an appearance on Indian Idol.

The star will arrive in India on Sunday (19FEB06) and will launch PIX, a new movie satellite channel, on Thursday (23FEB06).

On Friday (24FEB06), Smith will make a special guest appearance on the country' singing talent competition.

The INDEPENDENCE DAY star will also present an award at the 51st Filmfare Awards ceremony, India's oldest and most prestigious film awards on Saturday (25FEB06).