'The Mindy Project's' Mindy Kaling: 'It's a girl who wishes her life was a movie'


On "The Mindy Project," premiering Tuesday, Sept. 25, on FOX, Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) is soused at her ex-boyfriend's wedding and makes a fool of herself.It's bad enough that she's wearing a sequined dress so hideous, that it alone could have killed disco. She leaves, gets on a bicycle and wobbles into a swimming pool, after which she has an imaginary encounter with a talking Barbie. And she still has to go to work as an OB/GYN.Kaling, best known as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office," draws from her own life for the comedy, which she created."My mom was an OB/GYN so I am really familiar with the world," Kaling tells Zap2it while picking at a pizza at a Beverly Hills hotel. "I didn't want to do a mock doc like 'The Office.'"RELATED: Fall TV's 12 Must-See New ShowsShe describes the show as "a workplace comedy with a female lead, and it has a lot...



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