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Mindy Kaling talks challenges in writing for Indian American female and white male lead

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 13: Mindy Kaling attends the European Premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at BFI IMAX on March 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/John Phillips/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Mindy Kaling is one of the most successful woman of colour in Hollywood today, and her portrayal of Mindy Lahiri, an Indian American doctor in The Mindy Project, is partly credited for popularising Indian culture in America. Besides starring in the show, Kaling also co-produced and wrote it, and the actress recently said that the same kind of writing couldn’t be implemented on her new NBC show, Champions. The overconfidence that was seen as a charming character in Lahiri turned creepy coming from the mouth of a straight white male. “Mindy Lahiri would say such crazy things and such questionable…

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