After being stranded in Jordan for over two months owing to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, the 58-member crew of the upcoming Malayalam movie Aadujeevitham, including actor Prithviraj, had arrived in Kerala recently. The actor and the others went into the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon their arrival in Kochi.
The preparation for the movie has been gruelling for Prithviraj. The actor underwent and extreme body transformation, bringing his body weight to a dangerously low level to fit into the character of a man who gets stranded in a desert with just goats for company. Aadujeevitham is based on the best-selling novel in the same title by noted Malayalam writer Benyamin.
Speaking about the physical transformation he underwent for the role, the actor, in an Instagram post, wrote that on the last day of the shooting he had “dangerously low fat percentage.”
Posting a shirtless photo of his lean, muscular physique, the actor wrote: “One month since we finished the last of the bare body scenes for #Aadujeevitham. On the last day, I had dangerously low fat percentage and visceral fat levels. Post that..one month of fuelling, resting and training my body has got me here.”
“I guess my crew who’ve seen me a month ago when I was at my weakest, and way way below my ideal weight will be the ones truly surprised. Thanks to @ajithbabu7 my trainer/nutritionist and Blessy chetan and team for understanding that post “THAT” day, shoot will have to be planned with enough time allocated for my recuperation,” he further wrote.
“Remember..the human body has it’s limits..the human mind doesn’t,” he added.
The actor seems to have a gym in his quarantine facility and it appears that he has been working out.
Prithviraj tagged actor Duquer Salmaan in his post. Reacting to the post, Salmaan wrote: “Thank god “THAT” is done !! Looking super fit already ! Now for some bulking and gains ! Which is typically my problem.”
Prithviraj’s wife Supriya Menon reacted to the post with a question: “Didn’t you go to play Najeeb?”