Amitabh Bachchan to carry London Olympics torch – It looks to be very a rare honour for India, Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its relay on Thursday.
Amitabh will carry the torch in the Southwark area in south London. 69-year-old megastar wrote on the micro-blogging site, “Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country!” In the recent past Bollywood stars have been a part of the Olympic torch relay.
In 2004 Athens Games, Euphoria lead singer Palash Sen, filmstars Aamir Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Bipasha Basu and Rani Mukherjee had been among the torch bearers. The torchbearers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics included Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Action star Akshay Kumar turned torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.