In what is almost certainly a contrived plot to promote his book, Mindy Kaling's brother, Vijay Jojo Chockal-Ingam, gave the New York Post some extremely nasty quotes about his more successful sister.
"She tried to sabotage the book, and that's not acceptable," said Chokal-Ingam. This is apparently in reference to a Kaling quote, paradoxically featured on the cover of the memoir, that says, "This book will bring shame on our family."
Chockal-Ingam told the Post that he reached out to his sister to say, "You play a slut on national TV, and you think this [book] will bring shame on the family?"
In The Mindy Project, Kaling plays a gynecologist who also sometimes goes on dates.
Chockal-Ingam's book, "Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got Into Medical School by Pretending To Be Black," details a scam he ran to take advantage of affirmative action.