Priyanka Chopra Apologises for Quantico’s Hindu Terror Plot

“Sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,” wrote Priyanka Chopra on Twitter.

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Priyanka Chopra in <i>Quantico.</i>

After ABC Studios, Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to apologise for hurting sentiments with the episode of Quantico, which showed 'Indian nationalists' planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Manhattan and frame Pakistan for it, days before a summit on Kashmir.

I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change.
Priyanka Chopra 

The episode, titled 'The Blood of Romeo', received a lot of backlash from Indian fans of the show, who criticised Chopra for being a part of the storyline that puts India in the negative light. They also blamed the writers for wading into the India-Pakistan issue without much understanding.

ABC studios also apologised for stepping into a "complex political issue".

"ABC Studios and the executive producers of 'Quantico' would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, 'The Blood of Romeo'," the network said in a statement.

The producers said Chopra was not to be blamed for the episode as she did not have any creative control over it.

"The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn't create the show, nor does she write or direct it. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series."

Chopra, who became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in an American TV series, portrays FBI agent Alex Parrish on the show, which is currently in its third and final season.

(With inputs from PTI)

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