London Olympics: Proud moment for India as Big B carries the torch

Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 15:40 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark on the final leg of its 300-metre relay on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games.

The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame had 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.

Bachchan was specially invited to be a part of the London Olympics.

Bachchan, 69, had earlier tweeted: “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,” he added.