Big B says honoured to be asked to carry Olympic torch in London

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has got the honour to carry the London Olympic torch a day before the opening ceremony of the Games. According to a tweet by Big B, he will be part of the relay team which will carry the torch on Thursday.

Big B tweeted on Wednesday that he would be carrying the Torch in London on Thursday at 10.30 am. ''OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow,'' he had tweeted, adding, ''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.

According to media reports AB 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.  Illaiyaraaja's song is also set to feature in the medley of music tracks to be used in the inaugural programme.