Krystle D’Souza always knew she wanted to be an actress. She started her career playing Kinjal in Kahe Naa Kahe and became popular with Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai. The actress from Mumbai does want to join the Bollywood fraternity one day, but for now, it’s TV all the way. One of the fittest bahus in the television industry, D’Souza talks to us about her latest show, Ekk Nayi Pehchaan, with movie actress Poonam Dhillon, that premiered in December on Sony TV:
How is Ekk Nayi Pehchaan different from other shows?
It is not a usual love story. There is no hatred between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Also, Saakshi and Karan make a very cute couple, who have small fights but are completely in love with each other.
Tell us about your character?
I play a fun-loving girl who is very close to her mother-in-law and is her emotional support. When I was approached for this role, I accepted it in a day. It has a lot to do with women empowerment and that convinced me.
What’s an actress’ life span in TV?
I know there are several shows and characters on television, but we have people like Poonam Dhillon. I think there is no deadline for an actress. As far as my contemporaries are concerned, I do not watch other shows and most of them are my friends.
How about doing a mythology?
I know I’ve done too many of these love stories, but mythology and the period genre are not my cup of tea. One needs to sit for hours for make-up and I am impatient. I get ready in 15 minutes.
What have you learnt from your profession over the years?
Each day is a new day and nothing is ever the same. I learn something every day, either from myself or from someone else. Each time I see my serial, I wonder if I could have done a better job.
Do you have a life after shooting?
I am not a fussy person, but I make sure my pack up is done on time. My life starts after work. I either go partying with friends or for a nice dinner. I love heading home for dinner and conversation with my family. That matters a lot to me.
Every Monday to Friday, 8.30 pm to 9 pm on Sony TV.
- Mrinalini Sundar