Model-turned-actor John Abraham, who has completed a decade in Bollywood as an actor, is confident that he will stay in the film industry for at least next ten years.
"I think I have created a space for myself in the industry. John Abraham is not known for the commercial success or failure of the film and is known more for the relatability to the person, who is watching him. Audience is my godfather and my strongest force... they keep me going," John told reporters in Mumbai on Friday evening.
"Producers tell me I have got good and better ten years now. And I think the same. I feel I have improved as an actor, human being and I am far more relaxed. It is great to be here," he said.
John had made his acting debut in 2003 with Jism, followed by Saaya (2003), Paap (2004), Lakeer (2004), the films that did not run well at the box office.
However, Yash Raj Films' Dhoom released in 2004 proved to be a success and was followed by other hit films like Dostana, New York, Force. Last year, John had produced Vicky Donor, a romantic comedy film directed by Shoojit Sircar.
John said when he made his debut in 2003, he was afraid that he might have to pack his bag soon.
"When I came here into the industry with Jism, I felt I would be here for three months and then go back to work...This was in 2003 and it has been ten years now," he said.
The actor said the newcomers should not harbour any pre-conceived notions about the industry.
"To the newcomers, I would say 'don't come here with any pre-conceived notions like only industry kids get work'. I am not from the industry and so is not Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. The industry is an open space," he said.