He has been in the industry for 22 years but Ashish Vidyarthi says he's still learning and his motto is the same as that of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs - "stay hungry, stay foolish".
Jobs had used the expression during his famous address to students of Stanford University in 2005, urging them to never be satisfied and be always willing to learn.
"It's been 22 years in this industry and more than 300 films. But I still am hungry and I still am foolish - to use the term, which has been made famous by Steve Jobs," said the actor.
"So I'd love to stay hungry and stay foolish and do some interesting parts and keep being on-goingly inspired every moment of my life, not just when I am working," he added.
Ashish, known for his portrayal of negative characters in movies like "Vaastav", "Daud", "Haseena Maan Jaayegi", "Soldier" and other Hindi, Bengali and southern films, Tuesday said he always compares his work with other actors' performances.
"I love actors and I get inspired. Each time I see a performance, I start comparing myself and most of the time I find myself lacking," he said at the launch of "Blue Strings", an instrumental CD by new musician Partha here.
Ashish is now shooting for his upcoming Tamil film "Amara" in Kolkata.