The final season of the American TV Series, Quantico, starring Priyanka Chopra, came to an end on the 1st of June. Loyal fans were saddened that their favourite show won’t be aired anymore. But other than that, a large chunk of the Indian fans was pretty upset with the final episode’s content which showcased ‘Indian nationalists’ planning a bomb blast in Manhattan in order to accuse Pakistan of it.
This obviously didn’t go down well with the audiences and they slammed Priyanka being a part of such content. The actress finally took to Twitter to address the netizens and tweeted:
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 (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2018
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.’ 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. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series.
Quantico is a work of fiction. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettable stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.
When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself Internationally we claim her achievements as our own & then threaten to ban her films & make her apologise for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we please attempt to be larger than that?
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 11, 2018