Priyanka apologises for ‘Quantico’ episode

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jun 2018 09:32:26


 

MUMBAI,

ACTRESS Priyanka Chopra has apologised for an episode in her American TV series “Quantico” which portrayed Indian nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot.


In the episode, Priyanka, who plays Alex Parrish, is an anti-terrorist officer who plots a nuclear attack in Manhattan to frame Pakistan for it, just days before an India-Pakistan summit is to be held. The episode drew intense criticism from Indian fans.


“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,” Priyanka tweeted on Sunday.
According to reports, the episode titled “The Blood of Romeo”, aired on June 1. Priyanka’s character, FBI agent Alex Parrish, thwarts a terror plot just days before a summit between India and Pakistan is to be held.


During her investigations, Parrish finds a religious Hindu symbol -- a Rudraksh chain -- on the neck of one of the suspects leading her to conclude that the plot was devised by Indian nationalists to frame Pakistan in a nuclear terror attack.