Krystle D'souza just made her digital debut with ALTBalaji's Fitrat. Not just on the show, but in real life too, she has turned best friends with co-star Anushka Ranjan. So, we caught up with the two ladies for some candid confessions about the show. A quick look at what they had to say:
Complete The Sentence: Yeh Meri Fitrat Mein Nahi Hai...
Krystle: Jhoot bolna meri fitrat mein nahi hai
Anushka: Itni pyaari banna mere fitrat mein nahi
Complete The Sentence: Yeh Meri Fitrat Hai...
Krystle: PJ's maarna meri fitrat hai
Anushka: Cheekh kar baat karna meri fitrat hai.
Do Anushka And Krystle think ‘Fitrat’ is an apt title for the show?
Anushka: Many people have asked me this question whether Fitrat is an apt title. I feel nothing could be better than the title as it revolves around three people whose nature (Fitrat) changes as per the circumstances. Not just the title, but the concept itself is very interesting. As a viewer, I would also love to know what happens next.
Krystle: Also, it's a plus point that we are in it.
Has the Show Strengthened Krystle-Anushka’s Bond As Friends?
Krystle: We hate each other (laughs).
Anushka: Kaise kapde pehenkar aa jaati hai mere saath, koi izzat hi nahi rakhi.
Krystle: Jokes apart, we are inseparable these days, quite literally.
Anushka: If that’s what BFFs do, then yes we define Best Friends Forever aptly. But, I really thank the show and Ekta Kapoor for this. I have known her for so long and finally we got the chance to work together. Initially, I used to find her very irritating because she is just too sweet. I used to feel how can someone be so sweet all the time? There has to be some catch. But then I realised this is who she is by heart. There is no fakeness in her so iske liye meri Fitrat badal gayi.
Krystle: With Anushka, she is more of a boy. So it's fun to be with her as she just starts talking loudly. And you know she wears track pants and T-shirt every day. So if we wouldn't have a stylist for today, you would have seen her in the same outfit. But, I love her for what she is.
Was Krystle Reluctant To Play A Gold-Digger?
Krystle: I wasn't reluctant. In fact, I was excited about the fact that Ekta believed in me, that I could do something beyond being the aadarsh bahu and beti. And this is because she knows me personally. So now, she knows that I am not just the perfect aadarsh bahu and beti in real life. I am a chilled out girl, this cute little thing which runs around here and there.
Anushka: In the show, you are not a cute little girl though.
Krystle: Yes, that's you in the show. In the show, she is playing me.
Anushka: During our first reading, Ekta told us also that it's a role reversal for the two. Ideally, Ammy should have been me and Tarini should have been you casting wise, but it's nice to flip around as you don't expect to come out from a person.
Krystle: Of course, I know many girls who are a gold digger in real life. Those who don't say that ‘I am here for money or gold,’ they term it as love for the person. I feel majority of the girls are very calculative today. They feel for how long will you survive on love, you need money and comfort too for a happy life. But fortunately or unfortunately, I am not like that.
What Qualities Do Krystle And Anushka Look For In A Life Partner?
Krystle: Anushka, what kind of boy are you looking for me?
Anushka: Sundar, Sushil, Lamba Chauda, paise kamata ho, kaam karta ho, theek thak khata ho, gym jata ho. Meri beti ko aasman pe rakhe aisa hi ladka chahiye.
Krystle: I am not looking for anybody specific. But yes, love does matter and he needs to work. He must be occupied enough to not sit on my head.
Anushka: I think I need the kind of guy who knows how to care and secure. He doesn't need to shower me with gifts and flowers to show me love as the feeling is just an undertone of care and concern.
Was Krystle Hesitant To Do Steamy Scenes?
Krystle: Not at all. In fact, I enjoyed it. This was for the first time that I did an intimate scene, so more than getting those emotions, I was feeling nervous. And it was not at all awkward for me as there were so many cameras around and it was shot technically. Also, Aditya Seal made me very comfortable and our director was also good. He said ‘You two just do two seconds of it, we will slo-mo it.’ The only weird part was we did this in the first two days of our shoot.
Have Intimate Scenes Become The Key To Success For Web Shows?
Krystle: I don't find anything wrong in it because we do this in real life too.
Anushka: I am not talking about high society or low society, but this is a basic way of showing love. And unfortunately, it took such a long time for our audience to get this understanding. My point is just because this is not shown for a long time people are like ‘Oh my God, yeh kya dikha rahe hain?’ But in Hollywood, it's happening from almost 50 years. I am sure when it began in the West, initially the audience wouldn’t have been open-minded. Similarly, in Bollywood too, after 5-7 years, people will take it easy.
Is Krystle Joining Bollywood?
Kya hamara show Bollywood se kam lag raha hai? Not at all, this is my Bollywood debut. I have never planned things like TV or web. So if something happens, well and good, and if not, then that's not my only focus in life. I always want to do something different as on TV too, I haven’t done a role which is repetitive. So even in web shows, I am doing something which I have not played before.
Image Source:- instagram.com/krystledsouza/anushkaranjan
Image Source:- instagram.com/krystledsouza/anushkaranjan
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