"The people here are very enthusiastic about Indian cinema. They are looking forward to it. This year IIFA should be bigger and better," he added.
The 52-year-old actor will be involved with the activities at the IIFA weekend this year and has squeezed in time to announce the awards between filming "Race 2" in Turkey and promoting his upcoming film "Tezz" in India.
"IIFA is a wholesome experience. It is a combination of a film festival and an awards show. IIFA is growing from strength to strength," said Anil.
Every year IIFA has some of the biggest names in Bollywood coming under one roof to celebrate Indian cinema. The three-day programme includes the world premiere of a film, a musical show IIFA Rocks and celebs walking down the IIFA green carpet before the much-anticipated awards night.
The IIFA 2012 is presented by Videocon Industries and Wizcraft International Entertainment.