Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra from 'A Kid Like Jake' attend The IMDb Studio and The IMDb Show on Location at The Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018 in Park City, UtahRich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb

Indians on social media were furious after a Quantico episode portraying Indians as terrorists planning on attacking New York City and frame Pakistan for it was aired last week. The TV show and Priyanka Chopra were slammed for the misconstrued plot.

Following the outrage, ABC issued an apology defending the Alex Parrish actress. "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 statement read.

"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," it added.

"Quantico is a work of fiction. 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," the makers shared.

However, Indians were not entirely convinced with the apology. Many blamed Chopra for playing along with the story, while some asked the actress also to break her silence and apologise.

"Retweet if you consider @ABCNetwork's apology useless unless @PriyankaChopra personally apologises for Quantico's shameful Hindu terror plot. Let's show the world, the power of a silent, peaceful protest for justice. [sic]" Sonam Mahajan tweeted.

"Priyanka Chopra is not a newbie or some small-time actor who works on others' terms and conditions which means that she wasn't forced to do, what she did in Quantico. So please, don't give her any benefit of doubt. She did, what she believes in," the popular TV panellist added.

"ABC apologises to Indians for Hindu Nationalist Terror Plot portrayed in Quantico. What's holding Priyanka Chopra back from Apologising?Sell outs like her are an insult to India. She consciously consented for the act.Shame. More power to India & Indians," journalist Jagrati Shukla tweeted.