The country's football captain, Bhaichung Bhutia, a Buddhist, has already refused to carry the Olympic torch in protest against China's actions to suppress unrest in Tibet. But Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan remained committed to participating in the event despite receiving several requests to boycott the Olympic torch relay, as he wanted to keep the Beijing Olympics separate from the issue of human rights violations. Meanwhile, the Olympics torch has already made its first stop over at Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty, amidst tight security, its first official stop in the international leg. The flame's next stop over is Istanbul. It is due to return to Beijing on August 6.