Priyankaa Chopraa apologised for a latest episode in ‘Quantico’, following online backlash for the ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot line in her show.
The actor took to Twitter to clear the air around the episode, titled ‘The Blood of Romeo’, which received backlash from Indian fans, who criticised her of being a part of the storyline that showed India in a negative light.
Calling herself a “proud Indian”, Chopra (35) said she is “extremely saddened” and that hurting sentiments of people was never her intention. “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,” she tweeted.
Chopra’s remarks come a day after ABC’s statement where the network apologised for stepping into a “complex political issue” with the latest episode of ‘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. The producers said the actor was not to be blamed as she did not have a creative control over it.
Chopra became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in a US TV series, portraying an FBI agent on the show. PTI