Bollywood star Chopra apologises over ‘Quantico’ Hindu terror plot
Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra apologised Sunday after a furore over an a US TV series that showed her uncovering a terror plot hatched by Indian Hindu nationalists.
The episode of spy thriller “Quantico” showed Chopra’s character, an FBI agent named Alex Parrish, thwarting the plan and noticing one of the terrorists wearing a Hindu rosary.
The terrorists had tried to frame Pakistanis for the attack planned ahead of a summit on Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan territory that arch-rivals India and Pakistan claim as their own.
Kashmir has been a source of historical tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought two wars over it.
The episode, aired on June 1, triggered outrage in India with many fans taking to social media to “shame” the Indian-born actress and calling her a “traitor”.
Chopra, a former Miss World, said she was “a proud Indian and that will never change”.
“I’m extremely saddened and sorry that some sentiments have been hurt by a recent episode of Quantico,” Chopra, 35, wrote on Twitter.
“That was not…