US television studio ABC on Friday 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 episode, titled 'The Blood of Romeo', received a lot of backlash from Indian fans of the show, who criticised Chopra of being a part of the storyline that put India in the negative light. They also blamed the writers of wading into the India-Pakistan issue without much much understanding.
Chopra, who became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in an American TV series, portrays FBI agent Alex Parrish on the show, which is currently in its third and final season.