Amitabh Bachchan Carries The Olympic Torch

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Amitabh Bachchan Carries The Olympic Torch
Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic Torch

LONDON: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan carried the Olympic torch Thursday, during the Olympic Torch Relay, organised ahead of the opening ceremony of the grand sporting extravaganza in London.

[pullquote_right]69-year-old Bachchan covered a distance of 300 metres at Southwark in the Borough of London.[/pullquote_right]

69-year-old Bachchan covered a distance of 300 metres at Southwark in the Borough of London at around 10:50 a.m, amidst loud cheers from hundreds of fans

Big B says he is honoured to have been bestowed with an opportunity to be part of what he calls “a moment of pride”.

“This is an incredible honour, humbling and so full of pride and emotion. A moment that fills me with all that reflects the spirit of the Games – a certain respectability and dignity that it offers, to all people and communities of the world, to come and compete in their respective skills in an atmosphere free from discrimination,” he wrote on his blog.

The opening ceremony is to be held Friday.