Varun Dhawan on Quantico controversy: Priyanka Chopra has made the entire country proud and we STAND by her

Priyanka had faced a lot of backlash on social media for an episode of Quantico. At a press conference yesterday, Varun Dhawan said that he stands by Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico’s season 3’s episode The Blood of Romeo hurt sentiments of many. The episode featured ‘Indian nationalists’ who are planning to carry out an attack in Manhattan. Priyanka had faced a lot of backlash on social media.

Priyanka Chopra had taken to Twitter to apologise, “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.”

At a press conference yesterday, Varun Dhawan and Ayushmann Khurrana were asked about the same. Ayushmann said that Priyanka was playing a character. “When you play a character, you have your own thought and that can’t be right or wrong. You’re following a script, a director and that’s your first responsibility...There are all kinds of opinions, you will get backlash when you take one side. You can’t escape this,” Ayushmann said.

Varun Dhawan also supported Priyanka Chopra and said, “To end it, Priyanka Chopra has made the entire country very proud and we stand by her. There’s nothing else.”

ABC had also issued an apology to the viewers.

"ABC Studios and the executive producers of Quantico would like to extend an apology to our audience who were offended by the most recent episode, 'The Blood of Romeo.' 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. She has no involvement in the casting of the show or the storylines depicted in the series. The show has featured antagonists of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, but in this case, we inadvertently and regrettably stepped into a complex political issue. It was certainly not our intention to offend anyone."

 

Credits: PTI

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Sad to see how the only people who hate on priyanka are Indians

DUMB DUMB statement Varun -- from a Varun fan

mantra for Bollywood Celeb erities I, Me, Myself

For the sake of Money & to grab opportunity in Hollywood, she did not even care how india was shown. Irresponsible, selfish disgusting . Proud my foot. Ban the movie in which she is going to be acting

She is made india proud by being half naked all the time.

What is there to be proud of? She is ambitious who went in search of opportunities & money for her selfishness. These Bollywood ppl think as if they r superior to everyone. Bloody fool

All these comments that judge Varun's acting abilities and call him flop or a talentless are all Ranbir fans

I don't agree, I am a big Varun fan but I completely disagree with what he said, you are not supposed to defend someone only because he/she is from the same industry even though that person has completely disgraced the country.

Who's we? Smug face..Shut up!!

Mein kyu apne pese waste kru ek talentless nepo actor ke liye.Sach toh yahi hai ki varun ko acting nae aati

working from USA in a third grade series & representing your nation who has been the biggest victim of terrorism as a terrorist sponsoring country & showing PAK as a victim is making country proud?

All you people saying that Priyanka is a flop and hasn't made India proud, I suggest you change your mentality. She's made India proud in a number of ways, but your hating asses can never see that.

Explain these number of ways?

its ridiculous how noone else is standing up for her. bollywood is very afraid of backlash from whoever the groups of people that the controversy offended.

anyone who else slightest respect for their nation will get offended & rightly so

Isn't he short?

1. what he means is Priyanka has made in India proud in many ways, not all, but so many other things that she has done before. Its not about this specific instance
2. he probably doesnt know the current issue.

Now media is going to take his words and manipulate them.

How did she actually made India proud? Before her many Indian have worked in Hollywood like Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto etc but she and her PR named the her the Indian ambassador to Hollywood. She is a flop there and here too.

Varun- very irresponsible of you! Damned I am to hear such a naive response.

does he even know what the issue was? and who are 'we'?

No Varun no.Main aapki bahut badi fan hun par aap galat ho yahan par.

I love Varun but he is completely wrong here.He supported her just because she is from Bollywood.

Vo sab to thik hai but varun acting kab seekhoge ?

Kitna berozgaar insaan hai tu.

October/Badlapur dekh lo, he has learnt acting.

I don't understand when they say she made India proud. why so? Is a role in an american show so above India? So the Indian playing a role in an american show makes India proud. I really don't get the idea behind it. No one in Germany would say Heidi Klum made Germany proud by being a celebrity in the US.

We don’t know that because because we aren’t German. Try to look past your dislikes and at least appreciate the hard work. If it were easy you can bet DP and any other actress would do it. Alas, they can’t.

She said the bollywood movies are all about hips and breasts so should not come back to India and stay in USA only . But even licking the feet of hollywood people she was not able to bag a project there so she had to approach salman khan for a hindi movie.

Almost everyone works hard...she has not made any sacrifices for India! Even DP/Aishwarya did not. They make money and enjoy the fame and fandom. You should get over your irrational opinion.

We love you PC!

Well said Varun and Ayushmaan

How exactly has she made India proud..I commend on her ambition. But, come on..it is not like she contributed to science, medicine or world peace. Actors think too much of themselves and they already make too much money with little or no talent.

He is so DUMB!

You’re just jealous

You wish Dear! what a joke LOL

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