The Office star Mindy Kaling is going to make a Muslim rom-com!
Known for portraying the famous role of Kelly Kapoor in NBC’s The Office, Mindy Kaling has ventured on to do big projects. She has made a formidable name for herself in writing and is now going to production as well. Most recently, she is now expanding her portfolio to produce a Muslim rom-com.
A rom-com based on Hana Khan Carries On
According to reports, Mindy Kaling is teaming up with Amazon Studios to develop an adaptation of Uzma Jalaluddin’s novel Hana Khan Carries On. And if you liked The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail, then you’re definitely going to enjoy this one. The story follows two Halal Shops in competition with each other and a romantic connection. In the book, Hana’s family owns Three Sisters in Toronto. However, they are now facing stiff competition from a more modern restaurant, which opened just down the street. And then, things get complicated when Hana falls for Aydin, the owner of their competitor
Apart from Mindy Kaling and Jessica Kumai Scott producing the movie, Sahar Jahani is likely going to be the writer. Jahani has prior experience, for example, writing episodes of 13 Reasons Why and The Bold Type. And they’ll all be working under the banner of Kaling’s production company, Kaling International.
Mindy Kaling has made a name for herself in writing
Ever since The Office ended, Mindy Kaling has truly made a name for herself. She has starred and produced The Mindy Project, and then co-created the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. Even during her time at The Office, Mindy worked as a writer and executive producer on the show. As a result, she also won six Emmy Nominations. Apart from this rom-com, Mindy Kaling is also producing the first season of HBO’s comedy The Sex Lives of College Girls, in collaboration with Warner Bros as well. Moreover, she will also work on HBO Max’s Scooby Doo spin-off Velma, giving her voice to the lead character.
And if you thought that was enough, Mindy Kaling has more under her belt. She will be a writer in Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde 3. And on top of that, Kaling is also an accomplished writer, having written two New York Times-bestselling books. They are Why Not Me? and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns. Needless to say, it’s tough to find a more prolific and versatile professional than Mindy Kaling. And she respected Muslim culture as well by hiring Jahani. We hope that the movie will portray the essence of Muslim culture well.