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'Never Have I Ever' Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan On Why Mindy Kaling Cast Her

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Netflix's smash-hit comedy "Never Have I Ever" is quickly winning over fans! The series, which has been trending at No. 1 on the streaming platform, is its first with a young female South Asian lead. Executive producer Mindy Kaling picked Maitreyi Ramakrishnan to take on lead role of Devi despite the teen having zero previous acting experience. "She was saying, I brought myself to the character without changing her story," Maitreyi told Access Hollywood's Sibley Scoles. Maitreyi also dished on her previous dream career – a Disney animator – and what inspired her to take up acting instead.

Tags: Access, Never Have I Ever, TV, Netflix, comedy, indian, south asian, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, devi, desi, mindy kaling, interview
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