Dr Kafeel Khan, who obtained nationwide consideration within the wake of the tragic Gorakhpur hospital deaths case, has written a letter to actor Shah Rukh Khan, appreciating the problems addressed in his current blockbuster Jawan. Over 60 kids died after the Uttar Pradesh government-run BRD medical school ran out of liquid oxygen in August 2017.
Although he was hailed as a hero initially for his efforts to save lots of the youngsters and alerting authorities earlier in regards to the scarcity of oxygen cylinders, he was later jailed on prices of dereliction of duties. He was acquitted on all prices in 2019. Kafeel Khan later penned a ebook—The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy—to share his expertise and make clear systemic failures in addition to horrid situations in hospitals within the state.
Jawan appears to have drawn inspiration from the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy that shook the nation. Dr Eeram Khan, the character portrayed by Sanya Malhotra, goes by means of an analogous state of affairs within the movie and is later jailed. In jail, she meets Azaad, the vigilante character essayed by Shah Rukh Khan.
Taking to social media platform X, Kafeel Khan shared a prolonged hand-written letter addressed to Shah Rukh. He hailed Shah Rukh’s dedication to make use of cinema as a method to “handle socio-political points”. He additional wrote: “The film’s poignant portrayal of the tragic Gorakhpur Encephalitis incident has left an indelible mark on my coronary heart. As somebody who has had a private reference to the incident and its aftermath, I used to be profoundly moved by your resolution to carry this story to the display screen.”
Kafeel Khan added that although Jawan is a piece of fiction, “the parallels it attracts to the Gorakhpur tragedy function a strong reminder of the systemic failures, apathy, and, most significantly, the harmless lives misplaced.”
I belief this letter finds you in good well being and excessive spirits. I lately had the privilege of watching your newest movie, “Jawan,” and I felt compelled to convey my deep appreciation in your extraordinary dedication to utilizing cinema as a method to handle vital socio-political points.
The film’s poignant portrayal of the tragic Gorakhpur Encephalitis incident has left an indelible mark on my coronary heart. As somebody who has had a private reference to the incident and its aftermath, I used to be profoundly moved by your resolution to carry this story to the display screen.
Whereas I perceive that “Jawan” is a piece of fiction, the parallels it attracts to the Gorakhpur tragedy function a strong reminder of the systemic failures, apathy, and, most significantly, the harmless lives misplaced. It underscores the pressing want for accountability inside our healthcare system. The character portrayed by @sanyamalhotra07 (as Dr Eeram Khan) though in a roundabout way referencing me, encapsulated the experiences I confronted. It was heartening to witness the actual wrongdoer of “The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy” received caught, although sadly in actual life the actual culprits are roaming free, me nonetheless struggling to get my job again, and people 63 dad and mom who misplaced their little ones nonetheless ready for justice.
On a private observe, I wish to share that I’ve authored a ebook titled “The Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy,” initially revealed by @panmacmillan and accessible in additional than six languages which supplies a complete first hand account of the tragedy and its aftermath. I consider that part of the film’s plot resonates with the occasions detailed in my ebook.
If given the chance, I’d be immensely honored to satisfy you and the gifted director @Atlee_dir, in addition to different members of the movie’s crew, to specific my gratitude personally.