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Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torch

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 11:19
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Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torchLondon: Amitabh Bachchan will carry the London Olympic torch today, 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 ...,” 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 A R 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.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 23:21

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manish jain - manasa
nice story
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arun sharma - ambikapur
This is most valuable prize to India from bacchan sir.
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Alok tyagi - Meerut
Its a great honour to you at the age of seventy with a olympic torch in olympic ceremony you will run and the whole world will see you please send the all photos of this great moment on my email id everybody loves you
thanking you
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Sanjeev Goyle - Nagpur
He is my inspiration, energy, enthusiasm, courage, angry young man, my love, my chhote papa, his style, his eyes, his crying in the movie, his acting and what not every thing affectes my life. He is the greatest personality I have ever seen in my life.
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GParker - San Diego
While it`s nice to know Mr. Bachchan was asked to carry the Olympic Torch.
The honor should have gone to an athlete or sports person from India
It`s like asking Jackie Chain or Jet Li to carry the torch for China.
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