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Krystle D'Souza: In talks for another feature after Chehre

The actor on crossing over to films with Chehre, and working with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan

Published: 25th August 2021

Wikipedia trips up my interview with Krystle D'Souza. The popular TV actor is making her Bollywood debut in Chehre. Wiki lists the 2008 comedy C Kkompany as her first feature, though she only had a guest appearance in it. And there's another wrong listing. On Chehre's wiki page, it says Krystle is playing Amitabh Bachchan's daughter in the film.

"I'm not playing his daughter," Krystle clarifies over the phone. "My character is named Natasha. She's Emraan Hashmi's love interest. She is a pivotal face among the film's many 'faces'."

In the past, Krystle has spoken about her struggles transitioning to film. She auditioned for Chehre in 2019 and got the part. On set, the experience wasn't far from her regular shoots—with one crucial, and pleasant, difference. "On TV you don't get time to prep; it's usually tomorrow's telecast. In a film, you get enough time."

She was also delighted to have a co-star like Emraan back her up. "Emraan is just amazing," Krystle gushes. "He's the cool dude on set who makes you feel comfortable. Every time I had a question, I would seek him out. He always helped me out and never made me feel like an outsider."

Shooting with Big B was just as surreal, Krystle adds. Her mother, who's always accompanied her on set since her early days, was most thrilled. "She had a childhood crush on Amitabh Bachchan and just stood there staring at him."

Krystle and Rhea Chakraborty are the two female leads in Chehre. Both make limited appearances in the trailer (A song, Rang Dariya, featuring Emraan and Krystle and expanding on their arc, was released last week). Though the film is yet to release, it's not unusual for mainstream thrillers to trim female roles, or use them as victims and motivations.

"I think all the characters in Chehre have been fleshed out well," Krystle assures. "Even in a film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi, the ensemble has been given importance. You can see it reflected in the promotions as well, where we are shining a light on each character."

In talks for another feature, Krystle is thrilled for her career ahead. "There's another OTT show I'll be shooting in February. Now that things are opening up, I am looking forward to acting more."

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