Friday, 22 June, 2018

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

Are Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Confirming Dating Rumors by Flirting on Instagram Priyanka Chopra faces the flak for Hindu terror plot on 'Quantico'
Lora Ball | 11 June, 2018, 17:34

Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra and her American TV series Quatico have been making headlines for all the right reasons ever since it first aired in 2015.

The channel ABC also defended Chopra and issued a statement explaining the whole situation. During the investigation, she realizes the culprits behind the planned attack are not Pakistani, as originally thought, but Indian when she notices one of the suspects wearing religious Hindu rosary beads around his neck, marking him and his accomplices as Indian Nationalists.

"I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico", Chopra also wrote. "I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change", Priyanka tweeted.

"The statement continued: "'Quantico' is a work of fiction. It was not our intention to offend anyone'.

June 1 episode "The Blood of Romeo" featured a storyline in which Indian terrorist plot an attack with the goal of framing Pakistan in an effort to thwart upcoming peace talks.

The Quantico star and singer have been spotted together a lot in recent times

Quantico first aired in 2015 and Priyanka Chopra has twice won People's Choice Award for her portrayal of Alex Parrish, who started off a Federal Bureau of Investigation rookie, who graduates to become a Central Intelligence Agency agent.

"I did a talk past year on Hollywood and Propaganda, specifically how Muslims are treated in film", she stated. The crime drama was recently cancelled by the ABC Studios.

Chopra, the face of the show - and a high-profile figure who has made the rare, successful crossover from Indian cinema to Hollywood - was targeted for not doing more after seeing the script.

The episode's aftermath led the "Quantico" actress, executive producers, and ABC to apologize.

There were many who felt that the outrage was misplaced since portraying Hindu nationalists in negative light wasn't same as branding the Hindu religion as the instigator of terrorism.

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