Imran had filed a PIL against the move when the government changed the legal drinking age from 21 to 25 in 2011.
The Bombay High Court, which has replied to the actor’s PIL, stated that it is working on revising the legal drinking age.
“I wanted to fight for the common man’s basic right. I think that a 21-year-old should have the freedom to do things but people took it the wrong way,” Imran said.

“If the government is making money off alcohol consumption, why can’t it stick to 21 as the minimum legal age for drinking? I am hoping that something concrete will be done on this front now that the High Court has replied to my PIL. Often cases drag on for many years and justice is delayed. I was fortunate to get a reply in just two years,” he added.

When asked if his American citizenship affected the case in any way, the actor said, “When I filed the PIL, I wanted it be free of loopholes; I didn’t want authorities to reject it due to some minor errors. To be on the safer side, I filed the PIL along with my brother-in-law, who is an Indian citizen. Though I know that irrespective of my citizenship, I have the right to file a PIL.”


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