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We stand by Priyanka: Varun Dhawan on 'Quantico' controversy

13 Jun 2018 | By Anjana Raghav
Varun Dhawan defends Priyanka Chopra over 'Quantico' controversy

Actor Varun Dhawan has defended Priyanka Chopra, who faced a lot of flak in India for a Quantico's episode, "Blood of Romeo", which featured "Indian nationalists" planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Manhattan and frame Pakistan for it days before a summit on Kashmir.

"Priyanka has made the entire country very proud and we stand by her," Dhawan said.

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In context: Varun Dhawan defends Priyanka Chopra over 'Quantico' controversy

13 Jun 2018We stand by Priyanka: Varun Dhawan on 'Quantico' controversy

Script followerActor only follows a script written by someone else: Khurrana

Dhawan was speaking at an IIFA press conference in Mumbai, where others like Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, and Ayushmann Khurrana were also present.

Khurrana said, "When you play a character, you have your own thought and that can't be right or wrong. You're following a script, a director and that's your first responsibility. There are all kinds of opinions. You can't escape this."

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Chopra apologized and called herself a 'proud Indian'

Proud IndianChopra apologized and called herself a 'proud Indian'

Chopra, 35, also apologized for the episode and called herself a "proud Indian" and said she was extremely saddened that sentiments were hurt.

ABC also apologized for stepping into a "complex political issue" with the story, saying Priyanka was not to be blamed as she did not have a creative control over the episode.

Chopra portrays FBI agent Alex Parrish in the show.