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Topic - Aasif Mandvi
Let's just be glad Smell-O-Vision never caught on.
Aasif Mandvi, a regular correspondent for "The Daily Show," is going back to the stage.
He's played a charming chef in a feature film that he also co-wrote, and had his breakthrough role in an off-Broadway play about a restaurant. Yet actor-comedian Aasif Mandvi still can barely tell dosas from Devil Dogs.
He chose the restaurant setting, he says, because he was looking for an Indian venue that all Americans would connect with.
Mandvi says it was "Today's Special" that inspired the Cooking Channel program _ and jokes that the special "will probably inspire a Broadway musical which will then inspire another film."