ABC apologizes for 'Quantico' Indian terrorist plot

ABC apologizes for 'Quantico' Indian terrorist plot

ABC apologizes for 'Quantico' Indian terrorist plot

"I'm a proud Indian and that will never change"; the issue doesn't seem to be dying down.

The hour, titled "The Blood of Romeo", depicted Hindu nationalists trying to make it look as though Pakistan were behind a terror plot in New York City - a move that caused online furor and a call for Indians to boycott products endorsed by series star Priyanka Chopra. This really enraged her fans.

On Sunday, Pee Cee took to Twitter, "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". Priyanka tweeted her apology over the weekend after the showrunners issued a statement in defence of their lead actress and now, Pooja Bhatt slammed the social media trolls and said: "When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself internationally we claim her achievements as our own and then threaten to ban her films and make her apologise for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else".

"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", U.S. media quoted the studio as saying in a statement. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone".

Protesters were seen carrying placards reading "Priyanka Chopra is a traitor, send her to Pakistan". She consciously consented for the act. Priyanka's Indian fans considered it treachery and slammed the actress.

A day after the network apologised for the controversy, fringe group Hindu Sena organised protests against the Baywatch actor for "degrading Hindus as terrorists and saying India sponsors terror to "frame" Pakistan", Republic World reported.

It further added: "A woman, who is a daughter of an Indian Army officer, who got a chance to represent India and was crowned Miss World, Bollywood actor and part of other national and worldwide humanitarian projects and United Nations goodwill mmbassador has stooped to such lows to gain a few dollars and some fame and a desperate attempt to fit in global circle (s) is utterly shameful and disgraceful".

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