Quantico Apologises For 'Indian Nationalists' Terror Plot, Says Don't Blame Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after outrage over a plotline on her US TV series Quantico.

Though ostensibly planned by Pakistanis ahead of a summit about Kashmir, the disputed territory in the Himalayas claimed by India and Pakistan, Ms Chopra's character discovers it is in fact Hindu nationalists trying to frame the Pakistanis.

The apology came after a statement issued by the USA television studio ABC against the outrage from Indian audiences after the episode titled "The Blood of Romeo" aired on the television.

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra is apologizing after backlash over the show's recent storyline involving India, Pakistan and terrorism.

Priyanka Chopra has posted a heartfelt apology online following a controversial episode of Quantico.

"The myth of Hindu terror, by a fake story, enters American television with the help of Priyanka Chopra".

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'The show has featured a number of antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case, we involuntarily and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", the statement said. Even though Nick and Priyanka are yet to publicly confirm the status of their relationship, their date nights and flirty comments on Instagram pretty much speak for themselves.

Calling herself a "proud Indian", Chopra said she is "extremely saddened" and that hurting sentiments of people was never her intention.

The episode, called The Blood of Romeo, aired in the U.S. June 1 and in India June 6.

In the video she also wrote, "My dad was my best friend, my idol and my protector".

The Baywatch star made her USA television debut in Quantico in 2015.

Produced by ABC Studios and now in its third season, "Quantico" was canceled in May.

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