Quantico Apologises For 'Indian Nationalists' Terror Plot, Says Don't Blame Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra plays the character of FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico

Priyanka Chopra plays the character of FBI agent Alex Parrish in ABC’s Quantico

Quantico star Priyanka Chopra made history by becoming the first Indian actor to get a leading role on an American prime-time TV show. That was not and would never be my intention. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", ABC said in a statement on Friday.

'I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change'.

US television studio ABC has apologies 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. As the outrage against Priyanka gained momentum, United States television network ABC reacted swiftly to apologies to Indian fans.

And when Cohen point-blank asked if there was a "possibility" of Chopra dating Jonas in the future, she dodged the question, exclaiming, "Listen, these questions on this show". However, the ABC's apology has prompted some Muslim writers to ask the famous USA studios to extend similar apologies to Muslims for their negative portrayals in their TV series in the past.

"I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico", the actor said in a tweet.


The episode's aftermath led the "Quantico" actress, executive producers, and ABC to apologize. Even though Nick and Priyanka are yet to publicly confirm the status of their relationship, their date nights and flirty comments on Instagram pretty much speak for themselves.

The plot of the episode saw Chopra's character, FBI Agent Alex Parrish, racing to stop a terrorist attack in NYC ahead of a summit between India and Pakistan.

However, there were those who maintained that it was, after all, merely a fictional show. The plot is fiction. "But to hold [Priyanka Chopra] accountable is quite silly".

Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India have fought two wars over the Kashmir region since partition in 1947.

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