Evacuation of Prithviraj, ‘Aadujeevitham’ crew from Jordan impossible now: Minister AK Balan
Thiruvananthapuram: Minister AK Balan asserted that the government won't be able to evacuate Mollywood star Prithviraj and ‘Aadujeevitham’ crew who are stranded in Jordan amid the coronavirus outbreak. However, he promised that the government will provide all necessary support to the team in Jordan.
He added that union minister V Muraleedharan has promised to take necessary action to extend the visa of the stranded team members.
The minister revealed the matter through his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Actor Prithviraj, award-winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of the upcoming movie ‘Aadueevitham’ was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis and have sought help to return home.
Blessy emailed to the Kerala Film Chamber, seeking help to take up the case with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The group also expressed concern over the expiry of their visa.
“As per the present circumstances, evacuation of ‘Aadujeevitham’ team from Jordan is impossible. Hence, the government has taken action to extend their visa. I have discussed the matter with union minister V Muraleedharan and he informed that necessary action will be taken to extend their visas,” explained minister AK Balan on his Facebook post.
Billed as one of the costliest Malayalam films 'Aadujeevitham' is based on the award-winning eponymous Malayalam novel by Benyamin.
It tells the tale of the life of a man ending up in shambles after reaching the Middle East and finds himself tending goats in extreme desert temperatures.