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October 14, 2015

Verve Wedding Diaries #6: Krystle D’souza On Her Ideal Partner

Text by Zaral Shah. Styling By Shweta Navandar and Chandni Bahri

She may play the ideal daughter-in-law on TV, but she is yet to tie the knot in real life. Here, she talks about her dream wedding…

Krystle D’souza, 25
Jeevika Viren Singh Vadhera in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (EHMMBH) and Sakshi Karan Modi in Ek Nayi Pehchaan

“Seeing myself on posters all over the city for the first time brought tears to my eyes. That is something every girl dreams of — and without even trying, my dreams had turned into reality.”

“I got into acting by chance. Ekta Kapoor spotted me outside my college and gave me my first break as Jeevika. Initially, I found it difficult to play the role of the elder sister in EHMMBH as I am a younger sibling. But eventually I became a lot like her; though I do not think I will ever wear salwar suits and saris in my everyday life ­— nor will I cry as much as Jeevika or even Sakshi did on screen.”

“It’s lovely when people recognise you as your small-screen alter ego. We work in an industry where people connect with us because of our characters. Yet, being recognised by the audience in real life as who you really are has a more personal touch to it. Thankfully, due to magazines and social media, most people get to know the real us.”

“My ideal partner must be mature. He should be someone who will also be a friend. I will be content if he is someone I can look up to and if he keeps me happy and motivated.”

“The first romantic scene I did was a sequence we shot at Filmcity for EHMMBH. My on-screen husband Viren (Karan Tacker) and I were stranded on the road in the rain and we took shelter in a hut by the road. I was dressed in a blue chiffon sari and was freezing in it. Performing these scenes isn’t easy.”

“The first time I had to play  a married woman, I felt like a whole new person. It wasn’t just the sindoor, but as a Punjabi bride, I had to wear the traditional bangles for about a year. It is funny how when my friends are getting married, they ask me about the details of the traditions!”

“As for my wedding, I loved the sequence at the end of the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. I adored it because it looked full of life and fun.”

“Today’s TV bahus are a little more modern in their thoughts and ways of dressing. We cry less, stand up for our rights more. We are comfortable with being outspoken, sensible and calm. Five to seven years from now, we definitely will be less dramatic and hence more real.”

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