Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will carry the Olympic torch in London tomorrow. The news was shared by the actor himself on twitter “OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow ..”. Tomorrow in the last day of the torch relay before the opening ceremony of London Olympics on Friday.” Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country !”, Amitabh further added.
The actor was flooded with congratulatory messages as soon as he broke the news on twitter. Director Karan Johar congratulated him by saying “thats so amazing amit uncle!! You truly represent the spirit and pride of our country!!”. Actress Amrita Rao was quick to add “U R Proud 2B an Indian..and We R so Proud That U ARE INDIAN! Celebrations”.
Amitabh Bachchan is the not the only Indian who will be making his presence felt at the London Olympics. Music composer and Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will be presenting his especially composed song at the opening ceremony on 27th July. Talking about the song, Rahman wrote on his Facebook page “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!”.