July 26, 2012 15:41 IST
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan took part in the London Olympic torch relay and carried the flame today, a day before the opening ceremony of the Games.
The 69-year-old veteran was suppose to cover a distance of 300 metres at Southwark in the Borough of London.
The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame has legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody, Jim Anderson, Michael Vaughan, Lewis Hamilton, Phil Packer, Darren Fitzpatrick and Tom Davis.
Big B, however, 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.
"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!," A R Rahman had written on his Facebook page.
Illaiyaraaja's song is also set to feature in the medley of music tracks to be used in the inaugural programme.