Canadian newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan of Toronto has been cast in the lead role of Devi in the Netflix untitled comedy after Kaling posted an open casting call that resulted in 15,000 responses from around the world. UPDATE: Kaling tweets about Ramakrishnan's casting and says the Netflix show has a "responsibility, too": "Depicting what it’s like to be a young desi woman right now-a real girl with real desires, ambitions & problems," Kaling tweeted. "Not just Indian American culture presented to us as side characters on a show. We love that this extremely special and hilarious young woman gets to help us tell that story. Can’t wait to see the full cast come to life!"