The 59 year old 'Baby' actor, who was in the capital to attend a session with the students of National School of Drama (NSD), said he always keeps a check on De Niro and Pacino's films.
"My competition is not with Bollywood actors. I compete with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. I always check what they are doing," said Kher, who worked with De Niro in David O Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'.
The NSD graduate recalled his days in the theater college and said he always considered his batch mates Anang Desai and Satish Kaushik more as 'enemies' than friends.
"As a student, one should be hungry, lonely and frustrated to learn. Students, who come here, often get busy in making friends and building relationships. When I joined NSD, Anang Desai and Satish Kaushik were my friends but I always considered them my enemies because we all will be competing for one role," Kher said.
The actor got his first break in Mahesh Bhatt's 'Saaransh', where he played a character beyond his years.
Kher, whose acting school completed 10 years, is also planning to teach the NSD students.
"I will definitely come to take classes. I love teaching because I feel teaching and acting are the two professions where a teacher gets to learn everyday. I feel I am a better teacher than actor," he said.

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