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Imran Khan to file PIL against drinking age limit soon

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Published: Friday, July 15, 2011, 10:18 [IST]

Actor Imran Khan has now reassured that he will file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the the legal drinking age limit very soon but through proxy. In fact, the Bollywood actor had made this announcement after the Maharashtra state government increased the legal age for alcohol consumption from 21 to 25 years.

But it was more than a month and there was no news about the PIL from the B-town star. His silence over the issue had raised the speculations that it was his publicity stunt for his recently released movie Delhi Belly. But Imran Khan has denied the reports about publicity gimmick stating that he would indeed file it soon.

Talking to the Mid-Day, Imran Khan says, "The PIL will be filed within a week. Since I'm a US citizen, I personally can't file it. Hence, I've reworked it with the help of my lawyers to file it in someone else's name. So while the PIL will be filed by someone else on my behalf, I'll be bearing the complete cost for the same."

However, the Bollywood actor declines to reveal the identity of the person in whose name he will file the litigation. Talking about speculations about the publicity gimmick, Imran says, "It took time to rework the PIL paperwork keeping the legalities and technicalities in mind. We wanted to keep it separate from the film, so we eventually decided to file it some time after the release."

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