The latest episode of Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico has drawn a lot of flak for its portrayal of Indian nationalists. The episode, which aired on June 1, shows ‘Indian nationalists’ plotting a bomb blast in Manhattan in order to blame it on Pakistan.
This controversial sequence has made many fans furious at Priyanka for agreeing to do the episode which they feel maligns India’s image on the international platform.
Indian viewers of the hit ABC series and fans of the actor took to Twitter to express their dismay and anger at the Bollywood star.
Indian Twitterati were upset at the insinuation of Indian ever being a terrorist and how Priyanka went along with such a “nonsensical” and “highly unrealistic” plotline.
Here’s how they reacted:
What the hell was this episode of #Quantico .. they tried to show ‘Indian nationalists’ (their term) trying to blow up Manhattan to frame Pakistan.. I don’t even know what sort of ridiculous narrative was this episode trying to set.. nonsensical stuff..
— Aadit Kapadia (@ask0704) June 3, 2018
— Dawn Marissa (@DawnMarissa1) June 4, 2018
Latest episode of Quantico is about Hindu men with Rudrakshas who are identified as Indian nationalists with knowledge of Indian government planning a Nuclear attack and blaming Pakistan and the Great priyanka chopra with FBI team stops it
Mainstreaming fake narrative
— யோகம்=சுழிமுனை (@duvijan) June 2, 2018
#Quantico playing India-Pakistan Game and Priyanka Chopra finds a Rudraksh! Seriously home grown things are shown on international level with Indian narratives. This is something which shivers our nerves.
— BhavyaRW (@MeBhavya) June 4, 2018
#Quantico .. the episode show ‘Indian nationalists’ trying to blow up Manhattan to frame Pakistan, what sort of ridiculous narrative was this episode trying to peddle.
Thanks @priyankachopra You Are Best.@UnSubtleDesi @jgopikrishnan70 @RubikaLiyaquat
— B O S S ⚜ (@sudhir329)
I work in Manhattan. Thousands of Indians work in Manhattan. Plotting a bomb blast in Manhattan is as good as plotting it in New Delhi.#Quantico writers mom dropped him/her on head or Pro-Pakistan/Islamic radical views have entered Hollywood.
And @priyankachopra how cud you?
— Abhishek Vaishampayan (@a_vaishampayan) June 5, 2018
I don’t follow #Quantico, and after seeing what @priyankachopra #Quantico has shown (India planning a Attack and blaming pkaistan).. are you serious??..
Do you even know what are you doing, just for the sake of money you are putting your selfishness your greed before nation
— Ayush Kothari (@kotharisaaheb) June 5, 2018
Hey @priyankachopra , the love, adulation and fame that you got from us Indians is a significant reason that today you are on world stage. And you, the “Desi Girl” ,played along calmly portraying Indians as terrorists in your show Quantico #Respect 🙏🏻
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 5, 2018
Priyanka stars in Quantico as Alex Parrish, who initially was an FBI trainee suspected of being a terrorist. The show also stars Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Tate Ellington, Graham Rogers, Anabelle Acosta, Russell Tovey, Pearl Thusi, Blair Underwood, Marlee Matlin and Alan Powell.
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