Imran preparing to file PIL against drinking age rule

Mumbai: The grand success of ‘Delhi Belly’ followed by the promotion of Yash Raj Films` ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ hasn`t deterred actor Imran Khan in his pursuit of filing a PIL against the raising of the drinking age limit to 25 in Maharashtra.

There was some uncertainty on his eligibility for taking up such proceedings as he is a US citizen but his lawyers seem to have found a way in his favour, according to the actor who was born in America.

"I am waiting to get the final paperwork from my lawyers. There was doubt that I, being a US citizen, won`t be able to do it. Now I think I will be able to do it. I am waiting till I get an exact confirmation on that," Imran told reporters.

The 28-year-old actor is avoiding any talk on the matter during the promotion of "Mere Brother Ki Dulhan", lest the intensity of the issue gets diluted.

"I don`t want to mix it with `Mere Brother Ki Dulhan` because then it dilutes the thing. If I do so, the issue gets lost and becomes a gimmick," he said.

Releasing Sep 9, the directorial debut of Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Mere Brother ki Dulhan’ is a romantic comedy which also features actress Katrina Kaif and singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar in lead roles.

The Maharashtra government increased the legal age for alcohol consumption to 25 years from 21 in June.