'Mindy Project' star talks 'little Indian boy' hairdo, and 'dreamy' James Franco

Mindy Kaling dropped by the TODAY plaza for an extended visit Tuesday, and ended up talking about James Franco ("dreamy"), the season 2 premiere of her FOX series "The Mindy Project," ... and her hairstyle.

Later, she returned for a second chat indoors with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford — and a half naked bartender, of course.

Kaling discussed her show's improvisational feel, the overlap between her character and her real self, and that chopped hairdo that left her looking "like a little Indian boy."

"The Mindy Project" airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on FOX.

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