Pooja Bhatt comes out in support of Priyanka Chopra over ‘Quantico’ row

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra found herself in the middle of the controversy following the broadcast of a controversial Quantico episode that sparked an India-wide backlash.

The episode, which aired on June 1, features an Indian group planning an attack in Manhattan with the intention of blaming it on Pakistan. An MIT professor acquires uranium with which he plans to make a nuclear bomb. An Indo-Pak summit to be held in New York City is his target.

The episode outraged Hindu nationalists, prompting Chopra and Quantico’s producer and broadcaster,.

However, realising the emotions it generated, Pee Cee took to social media to apologize for hurting sentiments and wrote, “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 (sic).”

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Well, now Pooja Bhatt comes out in support of Priyanka and took to Twitter and wrote, “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. Can we please attempt to be larger than that?”

Quantico which first aired in 2015 was Priyanka Chopra’s debut American television show. She headlined the cast for three seasons and the show will end with the end of the third – and current – season. Priyanka played the role of Alex Parrish, an FBI rookie accused of being involved in a terrorist activity, who clears her name and is later promoted to the CIA, where she takes up prime projects to save the Americans.

After completing Quantico, Priyanka will return to India where she will start filming Bharatopposite Salman Khan.

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