Krystle D'Souza: I didn't think about fame and money


Mumbai, Aug. 30 -- Krystle D'Souza started her career in 2007 with Kahe Naa Kahe, but became a popular face on TV with shows such as Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (EHMMBH) and Ek Nayi Pehchaan.

While her career has grown steadily, the actor says she didn't turn to acting for money or fame. "When I started out, I had no idea what I was doing. I was 16. Acting was a new, exciting thing for me. So, I took it on. It was an excuse to get away from college," she says with a laugh.

Krystle got a letter from her college that excused her from attending classes because she was acting in a TV show. This was incentive enough to get her interested. She says, "I didn't even know how to speak Hindi or act. I didn't think about fame and money. I didn't talk about money with the producers as I was a minor. My parents handled that part. But I come from a family where money is never an issue." She adds that she didn't realise how popular she had become until people started recognising her. "Then, it hits you. That's how I started liking the profession. The child in me wanted to try new things and do something different," says Krystle.

The actor has been in the news not just for her looks and style, but also because of her personal life. She has been linked to her EHMMBH co-star Karan Tacker. Ask her how she handles the attention, and she says, "I like the speculation. It's nice to know that people are so interested in my life. But I have never shared anything with the media. I like to keep quiet."