Indian star and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra is set to take on US President Donald Trump, or at least his immigration policy and ‘Muslim registry’, on ‘Quantico’, the American series she stars in.
Showrunner Josh Safran told media outlets that the state of affairs in the country provided far more grim and serious material than anything the writers could imagine. He added that artists skew towards politics when there’s upheaval or unrest. In the new episode of the show, which airs on March 27, the team of good guys kick off ‘an investigation into the strange world of fake news’, a term coined by President Trump.
Asked whether there were too many shows tackling Trump on TV, Safran said: “We’re not special.” Safran said it is liberating to not have to invent so many stories and villains. He made his views on current events clear on Twitter.
Priyanka, also Unicef's global Goodwill Ambassador, has slammed Trump’s Muslim ban and said it deeply affected her as a global citizen.
In a blog post, she wrote, "All of the 'banned' countries are places where a lot of Unicef work is going on, where children are suffering the most. What can I add that people across professions and age groups have not already said? But adding your voice will definitely make a difference."
"And make a difference we must. Please join me in making our voice stronger so that globally, our children are not discriminated against on the basis of their religion and do not have to bear the brunt of a political witch hunt,"she added.