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Drunk man mistakes Mindy Kaling for Malala Yousafzai

Kaling was at an after-party for The New Yorker Festival in The Standard hotel when a drunk octogenarian confused her for Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, reported The New York Times.

world Updated: Oct 27, 2014 09:05 IST

Actress Mindy Kaling was mistakenly identified as Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai at an after-party in New York City.

Kaling was at an exclusive after-party for The New Yorker Festival in The Standard hotel after doing a Q&A with the magazine's television critic Emily Nussbaum when a drunk 80-something man confused her for Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, reported The New York Times.

The man came up to the 35-year-old 'The Mindy Project' actress to congratulate her for her Nobel Prize, "expressing wonder at how well she had recovered from Taliban gunshots."

After the man left, Kaling said, "Did he really think I'm Malala? And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?" "That's the best thing that's happened all night," she added.

On October 10, 17-year-old Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner to date.