The Government of Jordan requires the Aadujeevitham team to fire before 10 April
Reported By 26 Mar 2020
Prithviraj had put up a post last week saying the team has agreed to start shooting at Wadi Rum in Jordan, following the Covid-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, it seems a few days later, after the Coronavirus pandemic exploded in the Arab country, the team ran into obstacles forcing its king to enforce strict rules and curfew measures.
Director Blessy had reached out to the chief minister, MP Anto Antony and others a couple of days ago explaining the situation they faced. In his letter, which Lok Sabha member Anto sent, the director said the 58-member crew including Prithviraj were stranded in the desert camp at Al Sultan. "If things get out of control, we're going to have an intense food and fuel shortage, which might be enough to last for around 10 days ... Things can escalate very quickly because Jordan doesn't even allow an inter-state journey that can really place a strain on vital supplies," Blessy wrote, calling for emergency rescue operations.
Apparently, Blessy's request was then forwarded to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's office, who then instructed the team to contact a contact point in the Jordanian Indian Embassy.
The director said in the latest mail sent by Anto Antony that they have an "check to continue with shooting" and are likely to be filming until April 10. "Jordan's local line manufacturing team has also done their utmost to ensure that all supplies are available at our camp," Blessy wrote, adding that the main concern now is about returning to India with the full crew after the shoot.