— Soumya Singh 🔱 (@Isoumyas) June 8, 2018
Desi boys are making us proud making movies like Parmanu & Padman while Desi girl is defaming us making shows like Quantico. This is the reason why Indians don’t deserve feminism.
— MazelTov (@runjhunmehrotra) June 9, 2018
Highly condemn-able act for money by ex Miss World
— Shonee Kapoor (@ShoneeKapoor) June 8, 2018
In response, Priyanka has issued an apology adding that she’s a proud Indian first and never intended any harm. “I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,” she said.
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 (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2018
According to reports, the episode titled ‘The Blood of Romeo’ which aired on June 1 shows Priyanka’s character, FBI agent Alex Parrish, thwart 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 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.
ABC has since apologised, too, adding that Priyanka Chopra had nothing to do with whatever was depicted on screen.
“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. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds but in this case, we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.”