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Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torch in London

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  • Updated: Jul 26, 2012 11:13 IST
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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the London Olympic torch in London on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games.

The actor will be part of the relay team which will carry the torch.

Bachchan, 69, tweeted that he would be carrying the Torch in London tomorrow at 10.30AM.

“OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow (Thursday) ...,” Bachchan tweeted.

“Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country,” he added.

Bachchan is not the only celebrity to lend the Indian touch to the mega gaming event. Indian music maestro AR Rahman has teamed up with his Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle to compose a track for the inaugural event.

"Clarifying the report on the Olympics track I am composing... It's a track in Punjabi celebrating the Indian influence in the UK. It's a part of a medley in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to Danny Boyle's creative wishes!," Rahman had written on his Facebook page.

Illaiyaraaja's song is also set to feature in the medley of music tracks to be used in the inaugural programme.

The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame has legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody, Jim Anderson, Phil Packer, Darren Fitzpatrick and Tom Davis.

 

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