Joined: 26 November 2009
She was just 17 and a first-year junior college student when an offer for a TV show came her way. It was a golden opportunity for a glamour-enamoured Krystal D'souza. She grabbed it and never looked back.
"Acting happened by chance but I didn't want to let go of the opportunity because I always wanted to be in the glamour field," says the 21-year-old, who made her TV debut in Kahe Na Kahe in 2007.
"My plan was to complete my graduation and move into modelling as a stepping stone to TV or films. I hated maths and science so I couldn't have become a doctor or engineer."
She admits that she was very raw in her debut show. "Whether it was the looks, camera angles or how to say my lines, I knew nothing. But I worked hard and improved. l am still learning and improving with every show," she adds.
Krystal says she was better in her second Balaji serial, Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil. "I played a brat. The character was negative and it was a good learning experience," she recalls.
For a relative newcomer, Krystal says she hasn't done too badly. "In four years I have done three shows and now I am on to my fourth. I think that's a pretty good record considering the competition and steady influx of new faces in the industry," she reasons. Krystal is back on TV eight months after a long stint in Aahat. "I am feeling completely fresh, almost like a newcomer."
Playing the elder sister Jeevika, mother-figure to her sibling Maanvi in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Haiwhich deals with the bond between sisters.
She says she likes this show because "it's so different. There is not much crying and no negativity. In fact, there is a lot of humour and comedy and it's quite pacy."
She's a lucky girl. In the last 15 months, Nia has done two back-to-back shows and after a short 20-day break, she is now doing the third.
The girl from Delhi, who debuted as the parallel lead in Kaali Ek Agnipariksha, is having a super time on TV.
"I am enjoying myself thoroughly. As soon as Kaali went off air, I got a cameo in Behenien where I played a complete brat. But Kaali was a big show for me. Playing Anu, protagonist Rachna's cousin who fights for justice against the powerful Thakral was the best start to my career," says the non-stop talker who plays the younger sister Maanvi in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai.
How did she land the role? "Well, my name was suggested to the producer by Kaali's writer-producer Mrinal Jha. I gave an audition sometime back but there was some uncertainty. I am glad that it didn't get delayed too much because the character I play is very much like me," enthuses the chatty young actor.
Nia confesses that in real life she is clumsy and messy. "I blabber a lot, say nonsensical things and mess things up for everybody," she confesses. While life is hunky-dory for her now, she admits that it can't always be fun and frolic.
"I am an average girl but luck is favouring me. Right now I am having fun and enjoying my time. But things can get rough and I might go out of sight. I do think about it. But at the moment I am too busy living for the day instead of worrying about the future," she smiles.
Joined: 05 March 2010
Thanks for sharing. I am glad that they were picked for their roles, they are perfect for the roles they are playing.
So happy to read in Krystles comment that there is not too much rona dhona and -vity in this show, I love the humor in the show and I hope it continues to stay that way and is balanced between the various emotions and dont go deep on just drama and rona dhona. I would hate this show going in a saas-bahu route.
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Krystal and Nia are perfect for their roles.
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