Amitabh Bachchan Carries Olympic Torch
Hundreds of people cheered for Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as he carried the Olympic torch at Southwalk today, one day before the opening ceremony.
“OK!! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow … Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country,” Bachchan tweeted.
Bachchan and Mittal were not the only Indians invited to participate. Musician AR Rahman teamed up with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle to compose a track for the inaugural event.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and business mogul Laxmi Mittal also were included in the relay team today.
Run, Amitabh, run!