Amitabh Bachchan to be torchbearer for Olympic relay

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Thursday, Jul 26, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan to be torchbearer for Olympic relay

Hindi superstar Amitabh Bachchan has received invitation for carrying the torch during the relay which is prelude for the opening ceremony of London Olympics.

The London Olympics is to begin tomorrow with a large scale opening ceremony.  Athletes, both men and women from 205 countries are to participate in the opening ceremony.  As prelude to the event, relay by torchbearers is to be held.  In the relay, dignitaries from several countries are to participate.

Amitabh Bachchan has released report in his Twitter page that he is to be one among the torchbearers.

‘I am honored to be asked to carry Olympic Torch in London.  It would sure prove a proud moment for me and my country’ commented Amiabh Bachchan in the micro-blogging site.

Music composer AR Rahman from India is conduct music program during the opening ceremony.  Also, music by Music Maestro Ilayaraja is to take place. 

AR Rahman has opined regarding this in Facebook.  ‘I am to conduct music program in Olympics opening ceremony.  Out of the program, Punjabi music with Indian background is to be played.  My music program would be part of Olympics opening ceremony.’

Amitabh Bachchan With 2012 London Olympic Torch

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