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Indian actress Priyanka Chopra apologized for a recent episode in Quantico, an American television drama thriller series, following online backlash for the 'Indian nationalists' terror plot line in her show.
The 35-year-old actor, who is the first Bollywood actress to land a leading role in a prime-time American television actress took to Twitter to clear the air around the episode, titled 'The Blood of Romeo', which received a heap of backlash from Indian fans of the show criticizing her of being a part of the series that portrayed India in a negative light.
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Chopra, calling herself a "proud Indian", said she is "extremely saddened" and that hurting sentiments of people was never her intention.
"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 apologize. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change," she tweeted.
Chopra's remarks come a day after American Broadcasting Company's (ABC's) apology statement for stepping into a "complex political issue" with the latest episode of Quantico, which portrayed 'Indian nationalists' planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Manhattan and frame Pakistan for it days before a summit on Kashmir.
ABC Apologizes Indian Fans for Hindu Terror Plot in Quantico
The producers said the actor was not to be blamed for the episode as she did not have a creative control over it.
Chopra portrays Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Alex Parrish in the show, which is currently in its third and final season.
By Sowmya Sangam