Kal Penn (Kalpen Modi), of “The Namesake” fame is on the Obama administration and has been posted in the Public liasion office. He has previously endorsed Obama in the elections too!
His site says, he jokingly split his name, to check out whether it affects his slecetion criterion and it eventually did!
his “Googol” act in the namesake was good. waiting for checking his Harold and Kumar movies. His latest is being shot in India too! Its titled : “Bhopal: Prayer for Rain” based on the Bhopal Gas tragedy.
The movie also has Martin Sheen ( who I remember from The Departed) and Rajpaal Yadav ( y’day there was an aricle with a photo of both of these guys on TOI, Pune Times edn).
Sort of another chance for an Oscar, lets wait and see!