Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has apologized to people for an episode of her internationally acclaimed TV series Quantico which had triggered a controversy online.
The episode showcased how an ‘Indian nationalists’ plot a terrorist attack in Manhattan with the intention of blaming it on Pakistan.
Priyanka now tweeted to her fans: "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."
Makers ABC Studios earlier issued an apology over the matter.
"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 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," the ABC Studios said in a statement issued as reported by The Washington Post.
A recent episode of popular American TV series Quantico, which also features Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, has left netizens furious.
The episode, which triggered this anger button among its fans, was showcased on June 1.
It episode, which has derived the wrath of netizens, actually showed how an ‘Indian nationalists’ plot a terrorist attack in Manhattan with the intention of blaming it on Pakistan .
The episode showed how an MIT professor acquired uranium that he planned to make a nuclear bomb.
His target was an India-Pakistan summit to be held in New York City. The plot of the episode left Twitter user slamming it over its content.
One Twitter user Aadit Kapadia said: "What the hell was this episode of #Quantico .. they tried to show ‘Indian nationalists’ (their term) trying to blow up Manhattan to frame Pakistan.. I don’t even know what sort of ridiculous narrative was this episode trying to set.. nonsensical stuff."
In another tweet, he said: "They try to wade into the India-Pakistan issue and come up miserably short.. the storyline is not just implausible, the narrative is faulty feels like them trying to create a false equivalence where none exists.. all this on a show with an Indian actress @priyankachopra .. sad."
Another internet user Dawn Marrisa posted: " What kind of stupid ass episode is this?? Indian nationals trying to frame Pakistan #Quantico."
An internet user duvijan said: "Latest episode of Quantico is about Hindu men with Rudrakshas who are identified as Indian nationalists with knowledge of Indian government planning a Nuclear attack and blaming Pakistan and the Great priyanka chopra with FBI team stops it Mainstreaming fake narrative."