Priyanka Chopra apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico

Priyanka Chopra apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico

Priyanka Chopra apologises for Hindu terror plot in Quantico

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. Created by Joshua Safran, Quantico stars Priyanka as Alex Parrish - an FBI recruit who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy and becomes a prime suspect of a terrorist attack on Grand Central Terminal. 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", the actress, 35, posted on Twitter Saturday. That was not and would never be my intention.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after outrage over a plotline on her US TV series Quantico. "Adding to it, they further stated, 'Quantico" is a work of fiction. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", ABC said in a statement on Friday.

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The episode, called The Blood of Romeo, aired in the U.S. June 1 and in India June 6. The particular scene in the show depicts Indian nationalists as terrorists who try to frame Pakistan in a terror plot.

But recently she was criticized by Hindu hardliners for visiting Rohingya Muslims and ignoring persecuted Hindus during her visit to Bangladesh as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.

ABC released its own statement on the controversy, apologizing if the fictional storyline offended anyone.

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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.

Produced by ABC Studios and now in its third season, "Quantico" was canceled in May.

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