Efron didn`t cash in on success

Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron says he did not cash in on his "High School Musical" success because he wanted to focus on his craft.

"There were several avenues I could have gone down after `High School Musical`, but I looked at the long term," a website has quoted him as saying.

"I wanted to do this for a long time, so I wanted to make this transition slowly. It wasn`t so much about keeping the fans but about making sure I was able to focus on my craft and really take a step back, work hard, work with great directors and have a graceful transition," he said.

"I didn`t cash in or take the easier route but really focused on learning as I grow. I`m still learning. I`m just very lucky," he said.