The team of Malayalam film Aadujeevitham, including hero Prithviraj Sukumaran and some of the other lead actors, had been filming their second schedule in Jordan's Wadi Rum the past few weeks, and had got permission from officials in Jordan to continue shooting into the second week of April.
But after one of the Omani actors on the team was quarantined along with his translator, and with the Coronavirus spread getting more severe, the Jordan government reversed its decision to allow the shooting to progress.
Now, the team of the film are stranded in the desert, and the Film Chamber has requested the Kerala government and Chief Minister’s office to help rescue them. Filmmaker Blessy also relayed the fact that the team had a concern on food shortage as well as growing threat of infection. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan had earlier enquired about the Aadujeevitham team via the Indian embassy in Jordan.
Earlier, Prithviraj had posted a note on social media, stating that they were continuing the shoot in Wadi Rum as all international flights operating in and out of Jordan had been cancelled, and since their location was only a few minutes outside their camp.