Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot, Leisure Information
Bollywood celebrity Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV sequence that confirmed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists.
The episode of spy thriller “Quantico” confirmed Chopra’s character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of many terrorists carrying a Hindu rosary.
The terrorists had tried to border Pakistanis for the assault deliberate forward of a summit on Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory that arch-rivals India and Pakistan declare as their very own.
Kashmir has been a supply of historic pressure between the nuclear-armed neighbours who’ve fought two wars over it.
The episode, aired on June 1, triggered outrage in India with many followers taking to social media to “shame” the Indian-born actress and calling her a “traitor”.
Chopra, a former Miss World, mentioned she was “a proud Indian and that will never change”.
“I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,” Chopra, 35, wrote on Twitter.
“That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise.”
ABC Studios, the producers of the crime drama, have additionally provided an apology whereas defending Chopra who’s the lead actor of the present.
“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,” US media quoted the studio as saying in a press release.
“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. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.”
Chopra has been trolled on Twitter because the telecast and a avenue protest was additionally held in New Delhi on Saturday by a fringe Hindu outfit that demanded she be despatched to Pakistan as a punishment.
“Sellouts like her are an insult to India. She consciously consented for the act. Shame,” tweeted Jagriti Shukla, a journalist.
The federal government “should cancel @priyankachopra passport & should not allow her to enter our nation… Let her stay in Hollywood & lick Pakistan boots. Traitor,” Sumit Kadel, a movie critic, mentioned on the micro-blogging web site.
Chopra, the primary Indian to headline a US community sequence, is massively common amongst Indian followers and feted for having made it within the Western leisure business.
However just lately she was criticised by Hindu hardliners for visiting Rohingya Muslims and ignoring persecuted Hindus throughout her go to to Bangladesh as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
She was additionally accused of disrespecting Indian sensibilities by carrying a costume that uncovered her legs throughout a gathering with Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin final 12 months.
Chopra, who is among the highest-paid Indian actors, featured final 12 months in “Baywatch”, based mostly on the tv sequence of the identical title.
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