I will cherish this forever: Amitabh Bachchan

By Hindustan Times

A couple of Bollywood celebrities might be lucky to attend the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, but Amitabh Bachchan had a far bigger honour.

He was asked to be a torchbearer recently during the Olympic Torch Relay, which was organised a day before the grand opening ceremony.

The 69-year-old actor ran 300 meters at the London Borough of Southwark with the torch, with thousands of fans lining the streets.

The final leg of the relay stretched for 32.7 miles.

It saw participation from dignitaries like the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UK based steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal.

When Bachchan was contacted to share his feelings after his participation, he says, “I have admired the Olympic Games since I was a child, and am hugely privileged to hav