A few days before the lockdown, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran informed through his social media that he and his team of the film Aadujeevitham have been stuck in Jordan as there were no international flights going in and out of the country. So, the team who were shooting in isolation in a desert continued with the shoot of the film.
On Wednesday, the actor took to his social media handle to give an update of their situation in Jordan. With the government announcing a three-week lockdown in India, they have no option but to stay put where they are. While the team was allowed to shoot, on March 27 their shoot permission was revoked due to the prevailing condition in Jordan. “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."
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The actor further said that given the circumstances around the world, their team of 58 might not be the biggest concern of the authorities back home. “But we also felt that it was our duty to let all the 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,” he concluded.