Waluscha De Sousa is appreciative of the wonderful opportunities she has been given, from portraying a kind Kashmiri housewife to an ISI agent. The actress, who is now soaking up the adoration for her Crackdown season 2 character Garima Kalra.
She said, “I have taken the opportunities that have presented itself. After Fan, unfortunately, it wasn’t like my phone was ringing. I stayed away from the things that didn’t excite me until Crackdown came my way. Even my character is so exciting to play. Garima is saucy and sassy and that’s the side I have in real life. Director Apoorva Lakhia wasn’t aware of it either.”
She adds, “When we started doing action workshops, Apoorva asked me, ‘Where it is coming from?’. I told him, ‘This is who I am’. As a child, I played football and I was also an athlete while growing up. It comes naturally to me and I am hungry for good work. I don’t want to give any opportunity to a director where he could turn around and say that I could have done it better. Crackdown season 1 opened the doors for me and I hope that people are liking the second season 2.”
Speaking of having the opportunity to play a variety of characters, she says, “With Garima and Zainab I got to explore both sides of the spectrum completely. As an actor, it gives me absolute artistic satisfaction. Zainab in Tanaav required me to be subtle and strong at the same time and every nuance was accounted for and enhanced the gravity of an overall controlled performance. While Garima in Crackdown needed me to be bold in expression.”
Along with Waluscha, additional cast members from Crackdown season 2 include Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgoankar, Iqbal Khan, Freddy Daruwala, Sonali Kulkarni, and Ankur Bhatia.