Sunday, 21 October, 2018


‘Quantico’ star Priyanka Chopra, ABC apologize for controversial episode

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
Hannah Rogers | 10 June, 2018, 07:38

ABC studios has apologised for stepping into a "complex political issue" with the latest episode Priyanka Chopra-fronted "Quantico", which showed "Indian nationalists" planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Manhattan and frame Pakistan for it days before a summit on Kashmir. "It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone", the statement further read.

"The statement continued: "'Quantico' is a work of fiction.

ABC said it pulled the episode before it could air in India (it aired in the USA on June 1). Chopra's character thwarts the plot after noticing a Hindu symbol - the rudraksha - on a chain worn by one of the terrorists. It led to the network and the series producers apologizing to Indian fans who took exception to the characterizations.

It doesn't mean that we shouldn't write what we want. When asked by Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" if there were any "flirtatious vibes" between the good-looking stars, Chopra coyly replied, "We didn't have time yet, maybe next time we meet".

Bad enough, Ahmed says, that she asked us not to disclose the city in which she now lives.

The producers at USA network ABC that airs Quantico has also asserted that the Indian actor has been targeted "unfairly". Ratings have dwindled since it debuted in 2015.

Chopra, seen here in a scene from Quantico, came under fire by many Indian fans for portraying the country in a negative light in a terrorism-related episode.

However, there were those who maintained that it was, after all, merely a fictional show.

Earlier, when PeeCee was asked about the speculations regarding her and Nick, she said that they went to the event together only because they knew each other from before and had the same table.

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