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Viewers Slam Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico For Showing Indian as Terrorist

A still from Quantico

The latest episode of television show Quantico, starring Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, has been slammed on the social media over its recent episode, which  showed Indians plotting a terrorist attack in a U.S. city and intending to frame Pakistan for the attack.

The episode has angered the show’s viewers as well as Chopra’s fans who took to Twitter, calling the narrative of the episode ridiculous. The episode, that was broadcast on June 1, showed that a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor gets uranium and plans to make a nuclear bomb with it. The target of the planned attack is an India-Pakistan summit which would be held in New York City.

One of the viewers called the episode “nonsensical.”

Another viewer slammed the episode, saying that it was mainstreaming fake narrative

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,” tweeted another viewer.

Chopra plays the role of Alex Parrish, an FBI trainee suspected of being a terrorist initially in the show. The third season of the show will be its last, as ABC network has decided to drop the show. The current season of the show will be aired through mid-July, Variety reported.

The show is averaging a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic among 2.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.

The show also stars Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin, Aunjanue Ellis, and Yasmine Al Massri, including others.

Social media users were earlier engaged in discussions over the possibility of Chopra featuring in a project where Marvel Cinematic Universe will introduce the studio’s first Muslim superhero, Ms Marvel, in a movie.

Several users rallied behind Chopra for playing the part, as she has already voiced the character in the Avengers Academy video game, while many pointed out that she is of Indian descent and not a Pakistani

Chopra was among the 100 young global leaders named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on May 9. She was described by the  WEF as a “Bollywood actress, singer, film producer, and philanthropist,” who “campaigns against female infanticide, leads anti-drug addiction programs and serves as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.”