Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and his team of Aadujeevitham are currently camped in Wadi Rum in Jordan. The shooting of this film, which was happening on a minimal scale for the past few days, has now been stopped due to the increase in the severity of the corona pandemic. The concerned legal authorities in Wadi Rum, Jordan, have revoked the shoot permission and as a result, the team of Aadujeevitham are now stranded there without having any work to do. Prithviraj, who was constantly updating about the situation for the past few days, has now shared a long note on his official Facebook page.
He said that his team of 58 people would want to get back to India, whenever it is possible for the Government of India to take the necessary steps. Prithviraj’s social media post read, “01/04/2020 Hello all. Hope everyone is holding up and doing their best to stay safe during these tough times. On 24/03/2020, the shooting of Aadujeevitham in Jordan was temporarily stopped due to the prevailing circumstances. But after an appraisal of our situation, the authorities were convinced that our unit was isolated and operating safely within the confines of the Wadi Rum desert, and hence, we were given a go ahead for the shoot. Unfortunately, soon after, the prevailing restrictions in Jordan had to be further strengthened as a precautionary measure and as a result, our shoot permission was revoked on 27/03/2020. Following that, our team has been staying at the desert camp in Wadi Rum.
We have now been told that an immediate permission for shoot to resume is unlikely due to the situation and hence, our next best option would be to return to India at the first available opportunity. As we had originally planned to stay and shoot in Wadi Rum till the 2nd week of April, our accommodation, food and supplies are taken care of for the immediate future. But obviously, what happens beyond that timeline is a matter of concern. We have a doctor in our team who’s carrying out medical check ups for each member of the crew every 72 hours, and we are also subjected to periodic check ups by a govt appointed Jordanian doctor.
We completely understand that given the circumstances around the world, our team of 58 might not be the biggest concern of authorities back home now, and rightfully so. But we also felt that it was our duty to let all concerned know about the situation and keep them updated. There are thousands of Indians around the world waiting to get back home and we hope when the appropriate time and opportunity arrives, we are also able to come back to India. Till then, I hope all of you stay safe and let’s collectively hope and pray that life gets back to normal soon. Cheers.”
Aadujeevitham is an upcoming Malayalam multistarrer biggie that stars Prithviraj, Amala Paul, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles. This survival drama is directed by Blessy, along with the backing of a strong technical team in the form of A.R.Rahman (music director), K.U.Mohanan (cinematographer), and Sreekar Prasad (editor). The film is based on the novel of the same name, penned by Benyamin. Check out Prithviraj’s emotional social media post below:
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