ABC confuses Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress

ABC News apologizes to 'Quantico' star for 'Nightline' segment mistake

File under "You Had One Job." ABC apologized for making a goof this week when it confused Quantico star Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress in a promo for Nightline. For the record, there is currently only one Indian lead actress on all of network television -- on ABC, for that matter -- and they still got it wrong.

ABC Apologizes for Confusing 'Quantico's' Priyanka Chopra With Another Indian Actress

Chopra was on Nightline to talk about her starring role on Quantico. However, during the introduction to the segment, the show mistakenly showed images of fellow Indian acdtress Yukta Mookhey, who was crowned Miss World in 1999, the year before Chopra won the title. Oops.

The mistake was quickly pointed out on social media:

Priyanka LOL'd at the goof:

And Nightline apologized to Chopra and issued the corrected story:

Ironically, the segment was titled "How 'Quantico Star Priyanka Chopra Dealt With Race Issues," and discussed some of the challenges she faces as an Indian actress trying to make it in America. Challenges that include, perhaps, being mistaken for other Indian performers.

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