Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT | By PTI

Sushant's B-Town success inspires TV actors: Aditya Redij

Small screen actor Aditya Redij, who will be seen next in TV series 'Encounter', is very keen on the Hindi film industry


Aditya Redij (© Varinder Chawla)

New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput's successful transition from small to big screen inspires his friend, fellow actor Aditya Redij, who feels the actor's success is a very positive sign for TV stars.

"He is a very good friend of mine. And I am very proud of his achievements in Bollywood. He is doing very well. He has opened up the possibility of TV actors getting good work in Bollywood. He has shown that it is not that difficult and you just have to work hard and you can achieve success," Aditya told us in an interview.

The model-turned-actor rose to fame with his debut soap 'Na Aana Is Des Laado' in which his character Raghav became popular with audience. He has also played the lead in shows like 'Sawaare Sabke Sapne Preeto' and 'Junoon - Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq'.

Aditya has starred in two films 'Zabardast' (Marathi) and 'Jalsa' (Telugu). When asked about his Bollywood aspirations, he said, "Absolutely, Bollywood is on my mind. I want to star in films. But it is a very tough field. It is difficult to crack into the films easily. But I am hopeful."

The 30-year-old actor will be next seen playing the role of a police inspector in crime series 'Encounter' on Sony TV, which traces the lives of larger than life, fictional gangsters.

"I am part of the first story. I play an inspector named Bhagat Dev. I am happy to be part of such a show, which is path breaking in a way. It is not just a crime show. It will deal with the back-stories of the main characters," he said.

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