'Quantico' makers apologize for showing a Hindu terrorist after backlash

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According to Reuters, some viewers even called for the Indian government to black out one scene in particular where Chopra, who plays Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Parrish in the series, finds a suspect with Hindu prayer beads and uses them as evidence to prove that the suspect involved in the planning of the nuclear attack is, in fact, an Indian nationalist.

Priyanka Chopra took to social media today to share her displeasure with one particular Quantico episode!

Others called on the government to black out the scene where Chopra, who stars as an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent in the series, holds up sacred Hindu prayer beads as evidence that the plotter in the episode, planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in NY, was an Indian nationalist.

It provoked outrage from a significant number of people online - including many Indian fans - who called the idea "derogatory" and "nonsensical".

A lot of fans who tuned in to watch the drama were offended by the way Quantico portrayed Indian terrorists. Chopra was born and grew up in India before moving to America.

He continued: "Would any Pakistani actress betray Pakistan or Islam the way she betrays India and Hinduism?"

While ABC did not delete the scene in question, it did manage to prevent the episode from airing in India.

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'Quantico' makers apologize for showing a Hindu terrorist after backlash

A recent episode of the spy thriller showed the main character, played by Ms Chopra, thwarting a plot hatched by Hindus ahead of a summit on Kashmir.

Global star Priyanka Chopra on Sunday apologised for a recent episode of her U.S. show 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. Chopra, who plays Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Parrish on the show, has been at the centre of all the backlash, with people blaming her for agreeing to the role. "Quantico is a work of fiction.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. We didn't intend to offend anyone".

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.

Quantico will wrap after season three, which is now airing.

Quantico is going off from the ABC Network after a low TRP rating from the audience. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, despite the low ratings, the show generated a large worldwide fan-base with "strong global sales", particularly in India, which ABC and the show's executive producers can thank Chopra for.

The "Jealous" singer and the Baywatch star were seen walking outside to their vehicle on Friday (June 8) in New York City.

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