Imran Khan’s PIL for the youth

Finally the Delhi Belly actor and his 23-year-old brother-in-law Vedant Malik along with their lawyer filed the promised public interest litigation (PIL) in Bombay High Court challenging the state government’s decision to increase the legal age to consume alcohol from 21 to 25. At the media address, the 28-year-old-actor said, “It (the PIL) is not about drinking. Alcohol is dangerous; it damages careers. I have seen it in my personal life. But it must be your decision and choice.” When Delhi Belly released, the Maharastra government announced the new policy in order dissuade youth from drinking. Even before anyone knew Imran said he will challenge the government’s decision. Months later Imran’s Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is running in the theatres, so skeptics feel it is one of those film promotion gimmicks. But the young actor denies, “There is no gain for me in filing this petition. When I am promoting my film, I am not promoting this PIL. This is purely in public interest.”