BOLLYWOOD superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists.
The episode of spy thriller Quantico showed Priyanka’s character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary.
The terrorists had tried to frame Pakistanis for the planned attack.
The episode, aired on June 1, triggered outrage in India with many fans taking to social media to ‘shame’ the Indian-born actress and calling her a ‘traitor’.
Priyanka, a former Miss World, said 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,” Priyanka, 35, wrote on Twitter.
“That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise.”
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) 9 June 2018