Priyanka Chopra is drawing brickbats for ‘Quantico’ Season 3's latest episode that was aired on June 1. It shows 'Indian nationalists' as terrorists plotting a bomb blast in Manhattan.
The American TV show is being condemned with many viewers of the show criticizing the script. Indians are portrayed as bad as they are plotting the crime in order to blame it on Pakistan
Priyanka's fans are furious with the actor for being a part of such a sequence. They are criticising her for knowingly ruining India's image on the international platform, even though the series is entirely fictional. The Twitterati also called out the storyline of the episode 'The Blood of Romeo' for being "nonsensical" and "unrealistic".
"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," one tweet reads.
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 આદિત કાપડિયા (@ask0704) June 3, 2018
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.— Abhishek Vaishampayan (@a_vaishampayan) June 5, 2018
And @priyankachopra how cud you?
Fans are angry as this happens days before the India-Pakistan peace summit in New York.
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 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) June 5, 2018
Never expected from you to do these types of acts in Quantico.The whole nation is being represented by you so don't bring disgrace to us please. @priyankachopra— nilotpal mishra (@nilotpalmishra5) June 5, 2018
So according to the makers of @priyankachopra starrer #Quantico Hindu terrorists does blasts & blame it on Pakistanis ... @INCIndia must be feeling relaxed as someone finally has taken their 'Hindu terrorism Card" seriously. Our stars really loves Hindustan.— सुनील कुमार जैन (@ReianSpeaks) June 5, 2018
This was an international debut platform for Priyanka, and through the entire Season 1-3, she had received wide acclaim.
Though the 34-year-old star’s debut show isn’t an espionage drama, but yes Quantico won Priyanka two Popular Choice awards. Though things are a bit down among fans now, we bet she’s here to survive.