Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has apologised to Indian fans for the controversial portrayal of Indian terrorist in an episode of Quantico, a serial by ABC which is aired on Starworld. Priyanka is the protagonist in the serial which depicts Indian people as terrorists. The serial is also fictionalized the India-Pak tension as the key plot.
In that disputable episode of Quantico that aired on June 1, there is a derogatory comment on Hindu fundamentalist. The episode, titled 'The Blood of Romeo", shows Indian nationalists stealing weaponized uranium in an effort to frame Pakistan for a terrorist attack on an International summit in New York.
Taking to Twitter Priyanka Chopra noted: "I am extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico. I sincerely apologize. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change." The contended episode has evoked angry comments from BJP leaders and other Hindu leaders across India. The producers, ABC Studios, also have offered an apology for the content of the episode. In a statement, ABC studios said: "The episode has stirred a lot of emotion, much of which is unfairly aimed at Priyanka Chopra, who didn't create the show, nor does she write or direct it. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series."
The controversy has created a renewed interest from the fans and public towards the serial across India and Pakistan. Quantico, which stopped telecast in May due to a poor rating, will come to an end after its current third season.