Quantico Apologises For 'Indian Nationalists' Terror Plot, Says Don't Blame Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Says 'Sorry' for The Insensitive Scene in Quantico

"She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the story lines depicted in the series". Series star Priyanka Chopra, who is Indian, became the target of criticism, particularly from Indian viewers.

The network also offered an apology for the content of the episode.

Calling herself a "proud Indian", Chopra said she is "extremely saddened" and that hurting sentiments of people was never her intention. I sincerely apologize. I am a proud Indian, and that will never change'.

The company's statement goes on to say that while the premise of the show is indeed fictional, it does admit that it "inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue". "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", it continued.

"Priyanka Chopra, who is now seen in ABC Studios" crime drama Quantico, recently, came under fire over an episode. In the episode "The Blood of Romeo", which aired on 1 June, weaponised uranium-235 is stolen from a university lab by a physics professor and is used to bomb a summit between India and Pakistan that is convening in NY.

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According to reports, the episode titled "The Blood of Romeo", aired on June 1.

Since the vast majority of Pakistan is Muslim, Parrish discovers the trick after finding a religious Hindu symbol around one of the assailant's necks, leading to the Indian connection.

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.

"I did a talk past year on Hollywood and Propaganda, specifically how Muslims are treated in film", she stated. ABC, however, said in its statement the actress shouldn't be blamed.

Executive producers ABC studios on Friday apologised for portraying a controversial scene in Quantico that shows Indians in a bad light.

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