Amitabh Bachchan asked to carry Olympic torch

If anyone deserves this honor,  it’s Big B. He actually deserves a gold medal after everything he has been through in life!  You gotta love him.  He is my favorite living Bollywood legend.  Have you seen him swing his leg in Bol Bachchan? :-)

If they should ever make a Grandpa Barbie doll I hope they will model it after him.

good idea, btw…




Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torch in London



Mumbai: In what will be a rare honour for India, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has been invited to carry the Olympic torch on the final leg of its relay on Thursday.

An overwhelmed Big B, tweeted about the impending event, “OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow ..”

The face of Indian cinema and the country’s rich cultural heritage for over four decades, has been specially invited to be a part of the London Olympics.

Amitabh Bachchan to carry Olympic torch in London

Amitabh will carry the torch in the Southwark area in south London. Talking about the it, the 69-year-old megastar wrote on the micro-blogging site, “Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country!”

The Indian star will be in hallowed company with United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon among the dignitaries who will be the torchbearers on the relay’s final leg. Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal and his 36-year-old son, Aditya, will also be among the individuals who will carry the Olympic torch a day before the Games begin.

The 32.7 mile relay has other legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life carrying the prestigious Olympics torch. Other eminent personalities, who will be a part of this event with Big B include Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody (England rugby players), Jim Anderson (novelist), Phil Packer (army hero and marathon man), Darren Fitzpatrick (Aussie Rules coach) and Tom Davis (2006 Commonwealth judo champion).

This is not the first time that Bollywood stars have been a part of the Olympic torch relay.

For the 2004 Athens Games, Euphoria lead singer Palash Sen, filmstars Aamir Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Bipasha Basu and Rani Mukherjee had been among the torch bearers.

The torchbearers for the 2008 Beijing Olympics included Bollywood brother-sister duo of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.

Action star Akshay Kumar has had the honour of being the torch bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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Karan Johar goes Olympic

Yeah, I can definitely see Karan Johar going stylishly gaga in his mount olympus box seat. He will be an elegant representative for India.  Fashion icon Karan, all eyes will be on what he wears each day, starting with breakfast. He’s easily the best dressed man in India and serious eye-candy. I bet he smells good, too. :-)

He will glitz up the box with a dash of  Haute Indian Couture and a glass of champagne while watching the athletes break into an olympic sweat. I am sure he’ll showcase a lot of his own designs from the Karan Johar +Varun Bahl collection. Can’t wait to get daily updates. Pardon me, but Who needs to go for gold silver or bronze if you got a package that unites all three?

I’d be happy to walk away with Karan.


— in an ideal world. helas.





Well, for the Brits maybe not in the kurta inspired shorts.. even though i can see them coming handy when jumping hurdles.







Karan Johar amongst two Indians to be invited to London Olympics

Karan Johar
MUMBAI: Producer, director Karan Johar is among two Indians who will officially represent India in the upcoming London Olympics 2012 beginning on 27 July—the other being Indian Prime Minister – Dr Manmohan Singh. The filmmaker has received an official invitation to join 506 dignitaries at the event.
When the invite came up, I knew it’s a once-in-a-life-time opportunity, so I grabbed it almost immediately,” says Karan.
While the PM’s invitation has come from his British counterpart David Cameron as a matter of protocol, Karan’s invite comes from the Visit Britain authorities, the country’s tourist authority. Karan has been in touch with the organisation since a lot of his movies are based in and have been shot in London. In fact, for him, London is like second home.
Karan will catch the opening ceremony in a special box reserved for the who`s who of the world. “It gives me a great feeling. It will be exciting to witness such a breathtaking event from close quarters,” the filmmaker has said in an interview.
Other prominent guests include Simon Vincent (worldwide president for Hilton hotels), Jasminder Singh (founder and chairman of Radisson Edwardian Hotels), Julie Southern (chief commercial officer of Virgin Atlantic) and filmmaker Anthony Fabian.
He is currently busy with the shooting of ‘Student Of The Year’ and will take a special break to be part of the biggest sporting extravaganza of the world!
Added Johar, “The 2012 Olympics is going to be a conglomerate of an epic magnitude. The memory of having participated in it, even as a spectator, is going to stay with me for a lifetime. It is London’s big-ticket weekend and I’m not about to miss it for anything in the world.