ABC apologises for Hindu terror plot in Priyanka Chopra starrer Quantico after online backlash
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.