Kalingâ€™s relationship with B J Novak continues to create buzz.
By Raif Karerat
WASHINGTON, DC: While “The Mindy Project” may have been cancelled last week after three seasons on the air, fans of the Indian American actress may not have to wait too long to get their fill of Kalingâ€™s particular brand of humor.
Shortly after Inquisitr broke the news that “The Mindy Project” was being removed from Fox’s programming on May 6, E! News revealed the show could extend its lifespan on Hulu. According to E!, NBC Universal — which owns Hulu and produces Kaling’s show — allegedly opened up talks about the move immediately after Fox gave it the axe.
Furthermore, regardless of whether “The Mindy Project” is picked up by Hulu, the comedienne intends to move forward with her second book, titled “Why Not Me?”
Kaling took to Twitter on May 5 to reveal the cover of her newest literary offering– which is the highly-anticipated follow-up to “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” — and also announced it will be released on September 29, 2015.
“People buy memoirs for celebrity secrets,” the 35-year-old told People Magazine. “I spill a million of them in my new book. I hope that was a good idea!”
Kaling’s fans are especially hopeful the new book will delve further into her admittedly complex relationship with B.J. Novak, who is most widely known for acting in “The Office” alongside Kaling while also writing and executive producing the U.S. version of the television show.
After being romantically involved over a decade ago, the two have remained loyal friends to one another.
“I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell,” Kaling told InStyle Magazine for their June 2015 issue, in which she is featured on the cover.
“He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend,” she added. “I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.”
In September, Kaling stated on “The Howard Stern Show” that the actor was the one to initiate the breakup and that she would have married him had he proposed. However, she also joked, “I was 24. For the record if anyone asked me to marry me I would have said yes.”
When asked about their previous romantic relationship, Novak told E! News: “We fought a lot. We were each other’s best friends. We were inseparable and not talking to each other, often on the same day. And people didn’t know, if she was gone, they would ask me where she was, and vice versa. We were like E.T. and Elliott a little bit.”
“He feels like family,” Kaling said of Novak during an interview with “Good Housekeeping” earlier this year.