Staff Reporter

TIRUMALA: Living up to his promise Bollywood star Amitabh Bacchan sent a jewellery experts team from Mumbai for taking measurements of `Kati Abhaya Hastams' of the presiding deity at the Tirumala temple.

According to temple officials the team, whose identity has not been revealed, reached here on Sunday and secured the measurements the same evening.

It may be recalled that Big B, who came on a thanksgiving visit during the last week of December after surviving a major surgery had promised the temple authorities to donate Rs. 8 crores for manufacturing twin diamond studded gold hastams.

But according to highly placed sources the hastams are expected to cost Rs. 12 crores though initial estimates had put the cost at Rs. 8 crores.