"I'm a proud Indian and that will never change"; the issue doesn't seem to be dying down. You see, an episode of Quantico, titled, The Blood of Romeo, that aired on June 1, has Priyanka's character, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Parrish, thwart a terror plot just days before a summit between India and Pakistan is to be held.
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has been under the public's scrutiny since a while now after the highly contentious Quantico episode that ignited fury in India, and now things are leading up to even more hostile responses. Priyanka tweeted her apology over the weekend after the showrunners issued a statement in defence of their lead actress and now, Pooja Bhatt slammed the social media trolls and said: "When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself internationally we claim her achievements as our own and then threaten to ban her films and make her apologise for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else".
Priyanka Chopra took to her Twitter to apologize for hurting the sentiments of people after the Quantico episode. "That was not and would never be my intention". "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".
Protesters were seen carrying placards reading "Priyanka Chopra is a traitor, send her to Pakistan".
"Sellouts like her are an insult to India. Shame", tweeted Jagriti Shukla, a journalist. Priyanka's Indian fans considered it treachery and slammed the actress. Her statements came after a trip to refugee camps in Bangladesh in her capacity as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
A day after the network apologised for the controversy, fringe group Hindu Sena organised protests against the Baywatch actor for "degrading Hindus as terrorists and saying India sponsors terror to "frame" Pakistan", Republic World reported.
Chopra, who is one of the highest-paid Indian actors, featured previous year in "Baywatch", based on the television series of the same name.