Priyanka Chopra’s American drama series ‘Quantico’ is in a hot mess. The latest episode that aired on June 1, shows Hindu terrorists trying to blow up Manhattan and plotting to blame it on Pakistan.
The drama explores the lives of young FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) recruits who have come to Quantico base in Virginia to complete their 21 weeks long special training. Back in May, ABC network cancelled the drama for steadily dwindling ratings and now the recent episode manipulating India-Pakistan conflict has angered the public in star’s native country.
The episode named ‘The Blood of Romeo’ shows that Alex Parrish (played by Priyanka) and her team at FBI came to know that a Physics professor at Hudson University has stolen Uranium 235 from premises of the institute. They worked out that the bomb will be used in planning nuclear explosion in Manhattan.
As it all happens days before the scheduled India-Pakistan peace summit on Kashmir issue hence all the doubts will be on Pakistan.
FBI finds out that the Elizabeth Nutting stole the uranium under duress – her family has been abducted and if she doesn’t help them make the bomb, they will be killed.
CCTV footage directs them to a Pakistani Student. As investigations proceed, they find out that the attack was planned by Hindu nationalists/extremists that are trying to frame Pakistan in an attempt to scuttle talks and win the USA over their side for good.
Here is the promo for the controversial episode:
After the episode aired, it is hot waters being the centre of intense criticism on the other side of the border. The show was previously dropped due to poor ratings and bringing the controversial aspect in it can likely to help it gain ratings. Here is what people have to say about it:
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
— Dawn Marissa (@DawnMarissa1) June 4, 2018
And Modi Bros are throwing a collective hissy fit.
— Sameera Khan (@SameeraKhan) June 4, 2018
— HarshRajawat (@HarshRajawat18) June 4, 2018
I can't believe #Quantico brought up the Kashmir and relationship issues between India & Pakistan this way. Makes me laugh more than anything. Also they're walking with a nuclear bomb in hand in the middle of Nyc and not scared it might blow up???
— J / (@quirkyresponse) June 4, 2018
Shame on @priyankachopra u being an Indian how can u even agree to do this part. Indian bombing and blaming on Pakistan.Even Pakistani's laugh on this.Defaming Hindus by showing Rudraksha Mala.Can u define wat do u mean by Indian Nationalists…!!!?#Quantico #BanQuantico. pic.twitter.com/i70YDIs3qk
— Chowkidar Adarsh Hegde (@adarshdgp) June 6, 2018
What showed in the US television series #Quantico was absolutely rubbish. Only Muslims do terrorism. Only Quran must be portrayed as the symbol of terrorism. Even Nathuram Vinayak Godse and Dara Sing are muslims. #BoycottSamsung
— ?? #AbHogaNYAY ?? (@ameerpn) June 6, 2018
What's going wrong with Indian Bollywood actresses ..now india trying to frame Pakistan for terrorism?? Does she is out of mind or for cheap publicity trying to defame nation..#Quantico..now it seems Hindus need to be violent as like others so that no one dare to defame.
— Ujjwal Pratap Singh (@Ujjwal25031993) June 6, 2018
Woahhhh. Who's the investor, producer and director? Some are scared of showing facts, some ban films that are based on facts, but how conveniently they defame Hindus without checking facts. #WhoWillApologizeForIt ?#Quantico #India https://t.co/goIeU2kpp1
— Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) June 6, 2018
— Smitha Murthy (@SmithaOne) June 6, 2018
@priyankachopra shame on you. chullu bhar paani mey doob mari. for showing India and Indians as terrorists #BoycottSamsung #Quantico . She is signed with @BeingSalmanKhan for his next movie. Should boycott that too till she apologises
— Cricket Crazy (@prem1733) June 6, 2018
People from#india should chill,I mean I know hundreds of Bollywood movies where you guys have actors portraying Muslim character as terrorist and bombing places and you people are now bashing #priyanka because there’s a scene in #Quantico where an Indian is trying to bomb a place
— yasmin (@Yasminamin50) June 6, 2018
Pride of the nation to a disgrace. What a fall @priyankachopra ashamed to first hear your #Rohingya comments and now #Quantico episode showing Indians or Hindu as terrorists. Pledge not to see you on screen anymore.
— Jalpesh Thaker (@jalpeshthaker) June 5, 2018
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