Waiting to get back home, Prithviraj opens up about getting stranded in Jordan
Mollywood actor Prithviraj is stranded in Jordan along with 57 people including director Blessy following the coronavirus outbreak. The team, engaged in the shooting of upcoming movie ‘Aadujeevitham’, was forced to cancel the shooting as the Jordan authorities tightened restrictions amid the pandemic.
The team got stranded in the foreign country after authorities cancelled the shooting permission on March 27. As the international flights to India are cancelled, they are unable to return Kerala.
“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restrictions in Jordan had to be further strengthened as a precautionary measure and as a result, our shoot permission was revoked on 27/03/2020.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,” Prithviraj wrote on his Facebook page.
He noted that the authority informed them that they would not get an immediate permission to resume shoot due to the situation. Hence, the best option would be to return to India.
“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,” he added.
The actor pointed out that he and his team understand that their team of 58 might not be the biggest concern of authorities back amid the rapid spread of the pandemic. But they informed their present situation for all those who are concerned about them.
“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,” the 'Lucifer' director expressed hope to return home soon and appealed all to stay safe.
Prithviraj left for Jordan on February 29. His makeover by losing 30 kg for the second schedule shooting of ‘Aadujeevitham’ had made headlines.
On Wednesday, the news on the stranded team made headlines on media. Following this, Prithviraj took to his facebook page revealing the current situation of his team in Jordan.