Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra apologised for a recent episode in “Quantico”, following online backlash for the ‘Indian nationalists’ terror plot line in her show.
Priyanka Chopra issued an apology after the recent episode from the American series showing Indians planning a terrorist attack sparked off major controversy.
I am a proud Indian, says Priyanka
Calling herself a “proud Indian”, Chopra said she is “extremely saddened” and that hurting sentiments of people was never her intention.
The actor took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
ABC Studios issued apology
The producers at the US network ABC Studios that airs the show also extended an apology on Saturday, saying they regret stepping into “a complex political issue”, and they did not intend to offend anyone.
The statement read: “ABC Studios and the executive producers of ‘Quantico’ would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, ‘The Blood of Romeo’. 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.”
They also stressed that “Quantico” is a work of fiction.