Priyanka Chopra Apologizes After Controversial Quantico Episode

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Priyanka Chopra is sorry. 

Quantico's leading lady has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a recent episode of her ABC series which featured a storyline that centered on Indian terrorists plotting an attack on Manhattan with the aim of blaming Pakistan for it. 

"I'm extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico," the actress said via Twitter.

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"That was not and would never be my intention. I sincerely apologise. I'm a proud Indian and that will never change."

“ABC Studios and the executive producers of Quantico would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, ‘The Blood of Romeo,’ ” the network said in a statement on Friday.

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“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. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series."

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"Quantico is a work of fiction. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone.”

Quantico is currently in its final season on ABC following the network's decision to cancel it after three seasons. It is currently averaging 2.5 million viewers and a 0.5 rating. 

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The decision to end the series is likely down to the ratings. The producers revamped the series and decided to stick with one timeline as opposed to two, but it did not help the ratings. 

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The network banished the series to Fridays following the cancellation, and it will air there for the rest of its run. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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