Priyanka Chopra Apologises For Indian Nationalists Terror Plot In Quantico

ABC issues apology statement after Priyanka Chopra's Quantico receives flak from Indians

ABC issues apology statement after Priyanka Chopra's Quantico receives flak from Indians

The episode outraged some fans of the Mumbai-born Bollywood star, who viewed it as a betrayal of her people. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", the statement further read. I sincerely apologize. I am a proud Indian, and that will never change'.

In the episode, Chopra, who plays Central Intelligence Agency operative Alex Parrish, foils a plot by Indian nationalists who want to carry out a nuclear attack in Manhattan and then blame Pakistan for the same.

Neha S tweeted that the "entire episode was not just an attack on Hindus but also an attack on India", adding: "Shame on Priyanka Chopra for even thinking such a storyline was acceptable". The episode in question, entitled "The Blood of Romeo", depicted Indian nationalists stealing weaponized uranium in an effort to frame Pakistan for a terrorist attack on an global summit in NY.

Fans reacted with fury online after the episode aired, with some declaring Ms Chopra "an insult to India" and the episode an attack on Hindus.

On June 8, the showrunners and ABC studios, the American TV network that aires the show issued an apology statement for hurting sentiments of Indians and stated that it was a work of fiction and nothing else.

Chopra has been trolled on Twitter since the telecast and a street protest was also held in New Delhi on Saturday by a fringe Hindu outfit that demanded she be sent to Pakistan as a punishment.

Priyanka wrote: 'I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico.

"I did a talk past year on Hollywood and Propaganda, specifically how Muslims are treated in film", she stated.

Produced by ABC Studios and now in its third season, "Quantico" was canceled in May.

The episode's aftermath led the "Quantico" actress, executive producers, and ABC to apologize.

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