New Delhi: Quantico’s lead actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised for an episode in her American TV series which has sparked a major backlash online, with angry fans slamming the actor. In the episode, Priyanka, who plays Alex Parrish, is an anti-terrorist officer who plots a nuclear attack in Manhattan to frame Pakistan for it, just days before an Indo-Pak summit is to be held. The episode has drawn intense criticism from Indian fans.
“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 apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change,” Priyanka Chopra, tweeted.
The producers at US network ABC that airs Quantico have also asserted that the actor has been targeted “unfairly” over the episode that aired on June 1.
ABC has stood by the Quantico star who has been attacked on social media. Priyanka Chopra is one of the highest-paid Indian actors and has also starred in Baywatch, a 2017 film based on the television series of the same name starring American actor Pamela Anderson. Priyanka Chopra made her debut in Quantico in 2015.
“ABC Studios and the executive producers of Quantico would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, The Blood of Romeo,” a spokesperson of the studio said in a statement.