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

Updated: June 8, 2018 6:27:08 pm

Priyanka Chopra plays the character of FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico. “The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. ABC, in its statement, said Chopra has no involvement in the storylines depicted in the series. Others called on the government to black out the scene where Chopra, who stars as an FBI agent in the series, holds up sacred Hindu prayer beads as evidence that the plotter in the episode, planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York, was an Indian nationalist. “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 myth of Hindu terror, by a fake story, enters American television with the help of Priyanka Chopra. Would any Pakistani actress betray Pakistan or Islam the way she betrays India and Hinduism?”, David Frawley, a Hindu scholar based in the United States, tweeted. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone,” ABC said in a statement on Friday. Related News
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