Priyanka Chopra has apologised for the Blood of Romeo episode of her American TV series Quantico, which shows ‘Indian nationalists’ planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Manhattan ahead of a summit on Kashmir.
“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 tweeted.
Priyanka’s sorry came a day after the producers of Quantico – ABC studios extended an apology for hurting the emotions of Indian fans.
“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 network said in a statement.
The producers also defended Priyanka and said that she was “unfairly” being targeted as she had no involvement in the casting and direction of the storyline of the show.
“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,” the statement further read.
Priyanka, who became the first Indian actor to play a lead role in an American TV series, portrays FBI agent Alex Parrish on the show.