Prithviraj set to test his limits as he gears up to resume filming for Aadujeevitham
It is no secret that Prithviraj is starring in the Blessy directorial ‘Aadujeevitham’, which is based on Benyamin’s award winning novel of the same name. It is the life story of an abused migrant worker, Najeeb Mohammed, who gets stranded in the middle of deserts in Saudi Arabia. For the last two months, Prithviraj has been on a break from all other commitments to transform physically for this ambitious film.
Each of his public appearance during these two months has stunned everyone. The actor has shed close to 30 kilos during this phase to achieve a malnourished look. While some actors are known for beefing up their body or even shedding a few kilos, a drastic weight reduction of this proportion is being done by someone for the first time in Malayalam industry.
Prithviraj is now leaving the country for the film’s shoot. Before that, he posted a long note on his Facebook page in which he has written that he will be testing his limits, physically, mentally and emotionally for the film. His Facebook post reads,
It’s been tough the last couple of months. When I set out on my journey of transformation for Aadujeevitham, I deliberately did not set myself a goal. The idea was to lose as much as I can. But I guess if I did have a goal, I have most probably surpassed it by now. Having said that, the next two weeks are when I’m going to really push myself. And today, I’m leaving the country For two reasons. One, I think it’s imperative that I take some time off to myself, and I mean just myself before the schedule starts and two, this last stage of my transformation, I think is something that should be seen only when the film hits the screens. So yes, like I promised Blessy chettan and more importantly, like I promised myself, I’m giving it my all. Over the next 15 days and then through the course of the entire shoot schedule, I will be constantly testing my limits. Physically, mentally and emotionally. And each day, every moment, I will motivate myself with the truth that all my efforts are minuscule and inconsequential when seen in perspective with Najeeb’s life. At this point, the hunger, fatigue and this immovable will that has taken its place inside me, together create a strangely spiritual aura around each day. And in a lot of ways..that is exactly what Najeeb’s journey was I guess. Every challenge the desert threw at him, crumbled against his immovable faith, his will, his trust in the universe! #Aadujeevitham ….When life, cinema, character and you blur into each other!