Krystle D’Souza started her career with Kahe Naa Kahe in 2007. Since then, she has come a long way. Today, she has millions of followers online. The actor, who has acted in shows like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Ek Nayi Pehchaan, feels looking good helps one feel confident. Here, she talks about growing as an actor, and more.
What kept you away from TV for almost two years?
I was getting similar roles on TV — from the adarsh bahu (ideal daughter-in-law) to the bechari beti (helpless daughter). I have already played these kinds of roles in my earlier shows. It gets monotonous for an actor to repeat roles. So, I totally deserved a break.
You kept a low profile during this break. Did not being in the limelight bother you?
Actually, it is odd, but during my break, my social media following shot up drastically. It was surprising. I don’t think people like to see me work. They love it when I put up posts of me chilling (laughs). ). I have over 33 lakh followers on Facebook, over a lakh on Twitter and 12 lakh on Instagram.My fans have been supportive. Their love has pushed me to do better in life.
Your looks often get more appreciation than your acting. Do you like that?
I don’t think I look great. I only see flaws in myself on the small screen. I make an extra effort to look good. If you have noticed, I have transformed in the past nine years. I have changed my diet, started wearing better clothes, and have been experimenting with the latest trends. I love style, clothes and makeup. That seems to have paid off. I also feel more confident when I look good.
You have been working for nine years. How have you grown as an actor?
I think I was bad in my first show. I am a Roman Catholic, and my Hindi was beyond horrible (laughs). I made grammatical errors and would mug up the lines like a parrot. But now, I understand the dialogue. I am fluent in Hindi. I understand emotions and have worked on my acting. Working non-stop also helped. When you are constantly around other professionals, you end up learning and growing. I have matured as a person too. Because of that, I can emote better.