Well-known actress Mindy Kaling, writer of “The Mindy Project,” had an awkward moment earlier this month.
While hanging out at an event after The New Yorker Festival, a man congratulated her on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the New York Times. He also commented on how well she’d recovered from being shot by Taliban.
He had mistaken Kaling for Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
At 15, the Pakistani girl had become an international symbol of courage after she was shot by Taliban gunmen for her crusade about girls going to school.
She had blogged fearlessly about girls’ education and accused the Taliban of thriving on ignorance. The Taliban forbid girls in the classroom and threatened to kill anyone who defied them.
The comment left Kaling speechless.