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We made Priyanka apologize for work of fiction created by someone else: Pooja Bhatt


Chopra had apologized for an episode on the show portraying Indian nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot.

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Filmmaker-actress Pooja Bhatt has come out in support of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who is facing criticism over a scene in American TV show Quantico.

Chopra had apologized for an episode on the show portraying Indian nationalists as terrorists who were trying to frame Pakistan in a terror plot.

"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 apologize for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we please attempt to be larger than that?" Bhatt tweeted on Monday (11 June).

In the episode, Chopra, who plays Alex Parrish, catches an Indian nationalist who plots a nuclear attack in Manhattan to frame Pakistan for it, just days before an India-Pakistan summit in New York. The episode drew intense criticism from Indian fans.

Earlier, ABC Studio, the makers of the show, had tendered an apology and asked people to not blame Chopra for the content of Quantico.

"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 apologize. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change," Chopra had tweeted.