Hindu extremist group wants 'traitor' Priyanka Chopra sent to Pakistan

Published: June 11, 2018
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Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra found herself in hot water following the broadcast of a controversial Quantico episode that sparked an India-wide backlash.

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The episode, which aired on June 1, features an Indian group planning an attack in Manhattan with the intention of blaming it on Pakistan. An MIT professor acquires uranium with which he plans to make a nuclear bomb. An Indo-Pak summit to be held in New York City is his target.

PHOTO: QUANTICO

PHOTO: QUANTICO

A day after the network apologised for the controversy,  fringe group Hindu Sena organised protests against the Baywatch actor for “degrading Hindus as terrorists and saying India sponsors terror to “frame” Pakistan,” Republic World reported.

Priyanka Chopra apologises for controversial ‘Quantico’ episode

Protesters were seen carrying placards reading “Priyanka Chopra is a traitor, send her to Pakistan”. There have also been calls to boycott Chopra’s work and brands she endorses.

Quantico is an overstuffed TV show, mostly getting publicity because of Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra.

Quantico is an overstuffed TV show, mostly getting publicity because of Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra.

“Started her career by crying foul about being ill-treated and being victim of racism in United States, Priyanka Chopra used derogatory reference to India and Hindus in her American series, Quantico,” a statement by the group read.

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“A woman, who is a daughter of an Indian Army officer, who got a chance to represent India and was crowned Miss World, Bollywood actor and part of other national and international humanitarian projects and UN goodwill mmbassador has stooped to such lows to gain a few dollars and some fame and a desperate attempt to fit in international circle(s) is utterly shameful and disgraceful,” the document goes on to read.

PHOTO: TOPYAPS

PHOTO: TOPYAPS

PeeCee took to Twitter and apologised following the furore.

“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 apologise. I’m a proud Indian and that will never change,” Priyanka tweeted.

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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,” said Walt Disney-owned ABC in its statement.

Separately, Quantico will go off-air after the ongoing season 3 with the channel deciding to axe a few shows.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jun 11, 2018 - 3:39PM

    Where is this PC’s well paid PR team now ? Shes is always saying right things at the right time being seen at the right places with the right people . Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 11, 2018 - 4:07PM

    Extremists should leave artists alone (we also have them in Pakistan)Recommend

  • Danish
    Jun 11, 2018 - 6:56PM

    :D ….we would gladly receive her in Pakistan. :D …Recommend

  • cuban
    Jun 11, 2018 - 7:12PM

    Actresses have a simple choice – do their job or quit. They don’t get editorial rights. This is her first big role in the USA and it’s unlikely she would quit at this stage in her career. Recommend

  • Chai-Wala
    Jun 11, 2018 - 7:43PM

    Asylum seeker in the making. Go for it Pryanka!!!Recommend

  • Jee
    Jun 11, 2018 - 7:57PM

    Why do Hindu extremists always call for the celebrities to be sent to Pakistan whenever their sensibilities are hurt? There are other countries too, you know!

    Priyanka has had her share of controversies though and should have been cognizant that the Hindutva narrative is strong back home. Anything perceived to be pro-Pakistan is usually termed traitorous. Should just bow down to the Hindu extremists if she plans to stay in Hindustan. Otherwise, the world is her oyster. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jun 12, 2018 - 6:08AM

    Welcome Welcome. Recommend

  • Trumpeter
    Jun 12, 2018 - 10:33AM

    Send Priyanka to Pakistan. Will accept her gladlyRecommend

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