Amitabh Bachchan carries the Olympic torch

Indian cinema superstar Amitabh Bachchan carried the London Olympic flame in Southwark today on the last day of the Torch relay.

He ran with the Torch just a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the Games.

The Bollywood star was delighted and tweeted that he has been invited by the London Olympic Organizing Committee.

"OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow," tweeted Mr Bachchan.

He continued: "Honored to be asked to carry the Olympic Torch in London at Southwark around 10:30 AM !! A proud moment for me and country!"

Earlier after reaching London he wrote about the surrounding atmosphere.

The 69-year-old Bollywood legend seemed delighted with the forthcoming London Games.

“Olympics have reformed the entire airport here in London. There are only smiling faces and attendants on help mode at every yard almost. There is massive traffic, but also efficient management to not allow delays and human jams,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.

As soon as news broke of Bachchan carrying the torch, congratulatory messages started pouring in for the legendary actor.