After the latest episode of Priyanka Chopra starrer 'Quantico' sparked an online outrage for portraying a Hindu nationalist as a terrorist, the makers of the show, US television studio ABC, have issued an apology to Indian fans.
As Priyanka also faced massive backlash back home for 'betraying India and Hinduism', ABC clarified that she doesn't have any involvement in the storyline of the show.
ABC, in a statement, said, "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."
"Quantico has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case, we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. We didn't intend to offend anyone."
The latest episode had an MIT professor planning to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York during an India-Pakistan peace summit.
While investigating about the same, Priyanka's character finds a rudraksh on the neck of one of the terrorists, which implies that the attack is being planned by a Hindu nationalist to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot.
The political thriller series will not be back for a fourth season as ABC has pulled the plug on it owing to the steadily dwindling ratings.
At present, PeeCee's show is averaging 2.3 million viewers with a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
The current season will continue to air through mid-July.
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