ABC Apologizes for Confusing Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra with Another Bollywood Actress

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

ABC apologizes for confusing Quantico’s Priyanka Chopra with another Bollywood actress

On Monday, Nightline sent a promo for the story "How Quantico Star Priyanka Chopra Dealt With Race Issues.” But instead of showing Chopra, the promo displayed an image of Bollywood actress and former Miss World Yukta Mookhey. Chopra greeted the apology with an "Lol" on Twitter. PLUS: How Chopra breaks new ground for Indians on American TV.


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