Exclusive: Krystle D’Souza OPENS UP on getting replaced in a film: I cried a lot and almost had given up hope
Krystle D’Souza is super excited for her Bollywood debut. For the unversed, she is marking her B-town debut with Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Chehre. In an exclusive interaction with Bollywood Bubble, the actress opened on several topics including her struggles from TV to movies and when she got replaced in a movie.
When asked about her struggles, Krystle D’Souza said, “There were a lot of self-doubts after the first two years of leaving TV. And as you said, TV means per day money and fame as well. And what I am today because I am a TV personality and that gave me everything. You know over the years it is going to fade and if you don’t do something it will keep fading. She added, “I had self-doubts but I knew it that I am ready to take the plunge. I knew I want to do an OTT show and after OTT I knew I need to do a film. You put it off in-universe.”
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When asked about rejections and getting replaced in a movie, to which she said, “I got shortlisted for a movie before this film. It was supposed to be my debut movie. I was very excited. I read and learned the script. We were ready to go for a shoot and then I got a call saying that the team realised that you have worked so much on TV and felt that you are overexposed face so they are planning to take someone else.”
She added, “Even when I think of it right now, I end up tearing up. If you like someone for a character then how can their background affect what you can offer to your film? I realized that there are narrow-minded people who cannot accept that the lines are blurred now. It does not matter from which medium you come from.”
“For Chehre, I was very clear from the beginning that I have done a lot of shows and I am overexposed face but I really liked the role and that’s why I want to audition. They said it is a plus point for us as you are already connecting with masses. And that’s when you realize there are broad-minded people out there. There are people who believe in art, craft, and talent and what other people think about a certain medium does not matter. I had given up hope and I got replaced for what? for being experienced.”
Speaking of the movie, the suspense thriller is directed by Rumi Jafry and is produced by Anand Pandit. The film also features Rhea Chakraborty, Raghuvir Yadav and Dhritiman Chatterjee.