Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor says he hugely admires the dedication and passion his uncle Anil Kapoor has for the work.
"Whenever I go out to a party people come and say your uncle is looking good, handsome... I feel happy and proud. His dedication, passion for work is still the same regardless of his age and what he has achieved till now. I want to learn from him. I hope I can imbibe and learn this from him," Arjun said at the IIFA awards press conference, where Anil Kapoor was also present.
The 29-year-old "2 States" star's uncle too heaped praise on his nephew.
"I find him terrific, he is fantastic. This is just the beginning. He is going to be huge," Anil said.
S-Cross IIFA awards will be headlined by Hrithik Roshan, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh. The show will be anchored by "Gunday" duo Ranveer Singh and Arjun.
"It is a big thing for me to host the award function this time. I am happy that Ranveer and I will be hosting the show. He is irreplaceable," Arjun said.
The IIFA Rocks will be held on June 5 in Kuala Lumpur where technical awards will be presented. On June 6 two key events will take place - screening of "Dil Dhadkane Do" and IIFA fashion Extravaganza and the main award function will be held on June 7.
"IIFA's journey over the last 16 years has been incredible and I consider myself very fortunate to be part of this phenomenon. Year after year the biggest celebration of Indian cinema gets bigger and bigger and brings new experiences to the film industry and fans alike. I am looking forward to the IIFA Weekend," Anil said.
Apart from his nephew, Anil is also a fan of Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha. "I admire them, they are going to rule. Hrithik is going to be at the top for another 30-40 years," he said.
Hrithik, who will be performing at the awards this year as well, said, "Be it an award for my first film, my first international performance, meeting John Travolta, IIFA has brought me closer to my fans... It has always played a special part in my life," he said.
Shahid, who has been hosting IIFA awards for the last few years, will be performing this time.
"Each time it seems to get bigger and better. I have hosted IIFA and I have also performed and I am surprised every time," Shahid said.
"I do get nervous dancing when Hrithik is around. It is inspiring to see him dance. I have heard from lot of choreographers the amount of hard work he puts in in rehearsals," he added.
For Sonakshi, last year's IIFA awards was memorable as she got opportunity to present lifetime achievement award to her actor father Shatrughan Sinha.
"It is like industry reunion and I am glad to be part of it this year as well," she said.