Star Entertainment News

Mindy Kaling has cast the lead role in her upcoming Netflix comedy series. The streaming service said yesterday that Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will star in the untitled coming-of-age series inspired by Kaling's upbringing. Ramakrishnan, who hails from Toronto, Canada, landed the part of Devi following an open casting call that drew 15,000 responses, according to Deadline. The new show will mark Ramakrishnan's onscreen debut. Kaling's series follows Devi, a modern-day first-generation Indian-American teenage girl. The character is an overachieving high school sophomore whose short fuse gets her into difficult situations. Kaling co-created the show with The Mindy Project co-executive producer Lance Fisher.