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ABC, Priyanka Chopra apologise for Hindu terror plot in Quantico after online backlash
June 10, 2018 | 12:35 PM
by Reuters
Photo: Priyanka Chopra/Instagram
 
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Los Angeles: U.S. television studio ABC has apologised to Indian fans of its crime drama "Quantico" after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot sparked online outrage against Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, who plays a lead role in the show.

"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," said Walt Disney-owned ABC in its statement.

The actress faced a lot of backlash in India for being part of such an episode after which she issued an apology. In a tweet, Priyanka Chopra 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."


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