After the event, the super star said, “It is a proud moment for me and India.”
The veteran actor was followed by a huge crowd who cheered the moment along with him.
Bachchan, 69, on Wedenesday tweeted that he would be carrying the Torch in London.
“OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay …,” Bachchan tweeted.
“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.
Bachchan 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!,” 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.