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Mindy Kaling's Bitter Brother Exposes Star's Secret Hollywood Feuds In New Tell-All

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Sep. 30 2016, Updated 10:13 a.m. ET

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While Mindy Kaling may seem like everyone's best friend, the Mindy Project star actually has her fair share of Hollywood enemies, her bitter brother Vijay "Jojo" Chokal-Ingham claims in his new book, Almost Black: The True Story of How I Got Into Medical School By Pretending to Be Black.

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After telling a story about how Kaling, 37, once forbade her agent from working with a onetime boyfriend's comedy writer sister, Chokal-Ingham claims his sister has "engineered similar public and private plots" against her "many frenemies in Hollywood."

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Topping the list, according to the author? Kaling's former The Office costar Ellie Kemper.

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Other frenemies include ousted Mindy Project stars Anna Camp and Amanda Setton, and the Hulu show's executive producer Matt Warburton, Chokal-Ingam alleges.

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He says she also has her had "epic battles" with Office executive producer Greg Daniels.

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Chokal-Ingam claims he, Kaling and their father were once approached by former couple Freida Pinto and Dev Patel at a sandwich shop in Los Angeles. Though Pinto and Patel were "charming and magnetic" during their encounter, "Mindy was distant, bored and made sure everyone knew she was a little put out, like she was having to make small talk with someone's kitchen help," her brother alleges.

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"One thing I know about my sister is that being around a stunningly beautiful woman sets her off," he writes. "And Freida Pinto is, on the one to ten scale, north of fifteen. I knew that was a source of her antipathy toward them, particularly Freida."

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He said that she tweeted a sweet note about the encounter after he scolded her for acting so disinterested. "Mindy took a situation that rubbed her the wrong way and spun it into a sunny positive," Chokal-Ingam says. "For her public image, that is."

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It seems like Kaling eventually made good with Pinto, inviting her to guest star on The Mindy Project's Hulu premiere last year.

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