Madrid: Though he keeps flying to Hollywood for work, veteran star Anupam Kher remains a hard core Bollywood fan.
The 'Roy' star, who is currently in Madrid for IIFA, spoke about the prestigious Bollywood ceremony at the green carpet.
The 61-year-old actor said, "As I said earlier we are larger than life people. We do everything in abundance. We don't just shake hands or do namastey, we also want to hug the other person. And there's so much to show about Indian Cinema. Why should Oscars become the benchmark to celebrate Indian cinema."
He also recalled when he became the first actor to host IIFA in the year 2000.
The four-day gala, which will conclude with an exuberant awards ceremony on June 26, is celebrating 60 years of India's diplomatic relations with Spain here with close to 150 film celebrities and over 20,000 fans in attendance.
The fete will also see ravishing performances by Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sooraj Pancholi, Daidy Shah and others.
Bollywood magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani' is expected to win big at the prestigious award ceremony.