Malayalam actor Prithviraj is currently shooting for his upcoming film Aadujeevitham in Jordan, even as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic. However, the actor has assured that the entire team is taking necessary precautions.
Prithviraj took to Facebook to share an update regarding the film’s shoot. “We are currently in Wadi Rum, Jordan and continuing to shoot. We have decided so because, given the circumstances, that seems to be our best option. There are no international flights operating in and out of Jordan at the moment, and given the fact that all of us are already here, we can either stay put in our camp in the desert which is currently accommodating only our unit, or get out and shoot at our location which is barely a few minutes outside our camp. After consulting with the authorities and undergoing medical check-ups for each member of the unit, we have been given a go-ahead for the shoot as the location and the process of filming Aadujeevitham is in itself very isolated,” he posted.
He further said that two of their actors have been put on precautionary quarantine in Amman along with other passengers who flew with them in the same flight. "We hope to have them join us post the 2 week quarantine period. Do stick to all instructions from authorities and even more importantly, please do not panic", he concluded the post.
Aadujeevitham is based on the 2008 novel about an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia. Prithviraj Sukumaran plays the titular role of Najeeb Muhammad, an Indian immigrant going missing in Saudi.