Recently news broke out that the Aadujeevitham team would continue shooting amid the coronavirus outbreak. Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran had taken to his social media to confirm the situation. It was said that the cast and crew are safe and isolated. The Omani actor Dr. Thalib Al Balushi, who showed symptoms was quarantined. The rest of the cast and crew had undergone medical testing. The Aadujeevitham team had also gotten the green signal from the authorities in Jordan. Thus, Prithviraj said that the cast and crew were all set to shoot in the deserts of Jordan. However, things have now changed. Director Blessy's Aadujeevitham team has sought out help to return to India.
The film shoot now stands suspended. Director Blessy has written to the Film Chamber requesting help to rescue their 58 member team from Jordan. In response, the film chamber has consulted the Kerala Chief Minister's office. Earlier, the CM of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan had the NORKA Principle Secretary notify the Indian Embassy in Jordan about the situation. At that time, the crew's plan was to shoot till the 10th of April and then return.
Now, however, with the shot canceled, the cast and crew will have to await the Kerala Chief Minister's approval to return home.
Based on Benyamin's best-selling novel of the same name, Aadujeevitham follows the tale of an Indian immigrant worker in Saudi Arabia. The cast and crew were planning to shoot in different locations including Algeria, Egypt and a few portions in India, until August. The makers were aiming for a 2021 release. However, with the coronavirus outbreak, the only thing on their minds is safety and the health of the cast and crew.