Priyanka Chopra Apologises Over ‘Quantico’ Hindu Terrorists Plotline | TV News
Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has wholeheartedly apologised after a recent episode of the spy thriller series Quantico she stars in triggered outrage in India, with many fans feeling insulted by the storyline and calling the Indian-born actress a traitor.
The US drama episode, which aired on June 1, showed Indian nationalists framing Pakistan as Chopra’s character Alex Parrish managed to thwart the Hindus’ terrorist attack planned ahead of a summit on Kashmir — a Himalayan territory which is source of historical tension between India and Pakistan.
The 35-year-old former Miss World declared she was “a proud Indian and that will never change”.
“I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico”, she wrote on Twitter, “That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise.”
The producers of the crime drama, ABC Studios, also defended Chopra: “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” the studio’s spokespersons said in a statement.
“The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.”
That entire episode was not just an attack on Hindus but also an attack on India. Peddling Pakistani agenda that Indians make elaborate plots to frame Pakistan.
— Neha S (@neha_aks) June 8, 2018
ABC apologises to Indians for Hindu Nationalist Terror Plot portrayed in Quantico.
What's holding Priyanka Chopra back from Apologising?Sell outs like her are an insult to India.She consciously consented for the act.Shame.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) June 8, 2018