Kal Penn, 'The Namesake' star, to join White House

By Arun Kumar

Washington, April 8 (IANS) Kal Penn, Indian American star of Mira Nair's "The Namesake" and a long time supporter of President Barack Obama, is joining the White House as a liaison between the administration and Asian constituents.

Born Kalpen Suresh Modi to Indian immigrant parents from Gujarat, the 31-year-old actor who had a recurring role on Fox's popular TV show "House" would join the White House staff as an associate director in the Office of Public Liaison, CNN reported.

Penn, who plays American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wanting to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of the