Malayalam actor Prithviraj, who has acted in numerous Tamil films is unfortunately stranded in Jordan along with 58 crew members of his Malayalam film ‘Aadujeevidham’ directed by Blessy. The star actor has penned an appeal to the government of India to help him and his crew of 58 members get home.
In his long post, the actor also made it clear and he and his team fine and regularly are checked by crew doctor as well as the Jordan government doctors. The team had been filming their second schedule in Jordan’s Wadi Rum the past few weeks, and had got permission from officials in Jordan to shoot till the second week of April. But the Jordan government reversed its decision to allow the shooting to progress after one of the Omani actors on the team was quarantined along with his translator for corona.
Informing the Indian government and other know what exactly is the scenario with himself and his team in Jordan, Prithviraj posted, “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restrictions in Jordan had to be further strengthened as a precautionary measure and as a result, our shoot permission was revoked on 27/03/2020.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.”