Utkarsh Ambudkar has joined the cast of New Line/MGM’s Barbershop 3 alongside Ice Cube, Common and Cedric the Entertainer. He’ll play Samir, a talented barber from Detroit who is constantly picked on for his Indian-American roots — though always taking the hits in stride with swag and humor.

An original cast member of Pitch Perfect, Ambudkar has a recurring role on Fox’s The Mindy Project and will next be seen on the big screen in Kitchen Sink, Ride Along 2 and the indie Basmati Blues starring opposite Brie Larson.

Ambudkar is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Jackoway Tyerman.