Mumbai: Bollywood actor Imran Khan is miffed by state government’s ban on drinking for people below the age of 25.
Apparently, the actor plans to take the government head-on by filing a public interest litigation against the new order.
Talking to a daily, an irked Imran said, “I am really disturbed by the state`s perception that the youth of today are a bunch of idiots. I am working with my legal team and plan to draft a petition.”
The actor said he was voicing the opinion of masses, who find this directive “regressive”.
The actor stated that more than 60% of the population is below 25. “When one gets the right to vote at 18 and elect a government and even marry and have children at the age 21, to ban drinking for people below the age of 25 is ridiculous,” argued Khan.
Interestingly, while Imran does not endorse drinking, he said, “I feel everyone has the right to choose and that is the reason why I have decided to take this step. I don`t think it should be imposed upon the youth. This kind of regulation is bound to turn the youth into outlaws.`”
“The issue is a raging debate on all social networking sites and most of the youth feel that it is unfair. It’s completely unfair to expect that one has to wait till one is 25 to exercise the freedom of choice regarding one`s lifestyle,” added the actor.
Imran Khan said young India “cannot be taken for granted.”