NEW DELHI: Pooja Bhatt backed Priyanka Chopra over Quantico’s line, a day after he apologized for a recent controversial episode of his program. Priyanka tweeted his apology over the weekend after the showrunners issued a statement in defense of their lead actress and now, Pooja Bhatt criticized the trolls of social networks and said: “When Priyanka Chopra becomes an international brand we claim her Achievements like ours and then threaten to ban your movies and make you apologize for a fiction piece created by someone else. Can we try to be bigger than that?
This is what Pooja Bhatt tweeted:
When Priyanka Chopra makes a mark for herself Internationally we claim her achievements as our own & then threaten to ban her films & make her apologise for a work of fiction that has been created by someone else. Can we please attempt to be larger than that?
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 11, 2018
This was Priyanka Chopra’s apology:
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 (@priyankachopra) June 9, 2018
The aforementioned controversial episode, which aired last week, portrayed by Alex Parrish frustrates the attempt of an Indian terrorist group (which she identifies because of a rudraksh in a chain used by one of the terrorists) to carry out her sinister plan . Indian fans of Priyanka considered it a betrayal and beat the actress. Even after Priyanka Chopra issued the apology (above), the Internet seemed to be “implacable” and said:
Fir bhi nhi dekhenge !!
— ashutosh (@vsurywanshi87) June 9, 2018
You are neither sad nor sorry, we all know that, this tweet is just a damage control mechanism…and you are working extremely hard to encash it..
— Pushpendra Singh (@rush2pushpendra) June 9, 2018
Quantico, which aired for the first time in 2015, was the first US television program of Priyanka Chopra. She led the cast for three seasons and the show will end with the end of the third season and the current one. Priyanka played the role of Alex Parrish, a FBI rookie accused of being involved in a terrorist activity, who erased his name and then promoted to the CIA, where he deals with major projects to save Americans.
After completing Quantico, Priyanka will return to India where she will begin filming Bharat in front of Salman Khan.