Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised after outrage over a plotline on her US TV collection Quantico.
A latest episode of the spy thriller confirmed the primary character, performed by Ms Chopra, thwarting a plot hatched by Hindus forward of a summit on Kashmir.
Many Indian followers have been outraged by the present’s story and attacked her on-line.
Ms Chopra declared herself a “proud Indian” in a tweet and “extraordinarily saddened” by any damage brought on by the present.
The episode, The Blood of Romeo, aired on 1 June and confirmed the primary character, Alex Parrish, stopping an tried terror assault.
Although ostensibly deliberate by Pakistanis forward of a summit about Kashmir, the disputed territory within the Himalayas claimed by India and Pakistan, Ms Chopra’s character discoveries it’s actually Hindu nationalists attempting to border the Pakistanis.
Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India have fought two wars over the Kashmir area since partition in 1947.
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Followers reacted with fury on-line after the episode aired, with some declaring Ms Chopra “an insult to India” and the episode an assault on Hindus.
In an announcement, ABC apologised for entering into “a fancy political concern” and defended Ms Chopra from the assaults on-line, clarifying she didn’t write, direct or forged the present, and nor does she have any enter over plots.
Ms Chopra has confronted anger from followers earlier than.
She drew ire after she wore a gown that confirmed her legs in a gathering with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi final yr.
And her latest visits to Rohinyga refugees in Bangladesh additionally brought about some anger on-line.
Ms Chopra had received plaudits for her worldwide success after beginning her profession in Indian cinema.
She starred in additional than 50 movies there earlier than transferring to the US.
Except for her tv profession she appeared in final yr’s movie Baywatch through which she performed the villain.
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle counts Ms Chopra amongst her buddies, and she or he attended the latest royal wedding ceremony.
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Quantico was cancelled final month earlier than The Blood of Romeo aired, and solely has eight episodes remaining in its third and last collection.