EXCLUSIVE: The Ekk Nayi Pehchaan actor describes her ideal man, but also believes that it is too difficult to find so many qualities in one man
Krystle D’Souza, who turned 24 on March 1, believes it is too early to get hitched. The actor talks about her shows, how she entered television, her bahu avatar and more…
How did you get into the line of acting? Was this always your dream?
No, it wasn’t always my passion, but I was secretly interested in it. I would often take my mom’s dupatta, drape it as a saree, go in front of a mirror and say dramatic dialogues. However, my true ambition was to become an air hostess some day. For me, things started in college itself. When I was in Xaviers, I heard that there was a van that came searching for me from Balaji and they wanted me to audition for their new show. I did it just for kicks, but little did I know that I would be selected as the main lead for their show, Kahin Na Kahin on 9X. I have not stopped since then and it’s almost six years now.
You were playing a bahu in your previous show Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, why are you playing a similar character again?
I think in Ek Hazaaron…, I played a sister more than a bahu. I played a loving sister and a super loving wife. My character Jeevika was a quiet and shy lady; she always listened to her family even if they were wrong and never went against them. She was an ideal daughter-in-law. However, I took the role of Sakshi in Ekk Nayi Pehchaan ‘coz I wanted to a do a different character still being the main lead. It’s very difficult to find roles with different shades of a bahu. Sakshi is doing that for me. The character is very spunky, outgoing and bubbly. She doesn’t think twice before saying anything. Sakshi is very jhalli, mad and nothing like Jeevika. There are no similarities between the two characters.
You are training to be the ideal bahu… so when will we see that change in you in Ekk Nayi Pehchaan?
I will become a typical bahu on the condition that my mother-in-law agrees to read and write. It’s just for her that I will change myself. I will learn and make mistakes just like she will make mistakes while learning.
Has the show in anyway changed your thinking process on a personal level?
I have always been a lot like Sakshi in real life. I have always thought from my heart, which has hurt me many times. I don’t think much, I work according to my instinct. My relationship with Sharda (Poonam Dhillon) is exactly like what I have with my mom. The cute thing about my mom is that she may be very literate, and I don’t have to teach her how to read and write, but there are things I teach her like – how to use her phone, applications, the games, What’s app, Instagram, DP, editing photos et al. She is my Sharda in real life who doesn’t understand how to use an iPhone. She teaches me everything else. I do not know how to cook, I tell her that I am never getting married and am going to live with her and that scares my mom a lot.
So you do not plan to get married?
Not as yet. I am still 24. For now there is only time for work, work and more work in my life.
Is there a guy in your life right now?
There is no guy in my life. There are guys, but no one special yet.
So what should your ideal man be like?
I have very high expectations. He should first of all love me a lot, care for me and should be good looking guy and smell good as well. He should have a good fashion sense, a great sense of humour, take me out on holidays, buy me roses, get me teddy bears, respect me… Unfortunately you cannot find all that in one guy so I have given up, for now.