Actor Imran Khan, who had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court against Maharashtra government’s decision of raising the age limit of drinking to 25, believes that the slow legal system is delaying the case."It’s around two months now but I haven’t heard from the court yet. You know how slow the legal system of India is. I don’t know when I will get the date of the first hearing or even how long it will take to get a verdict on the case," says Imran who filed the petition in September.
“I have learnt that PIL hearings are held on Thursdays. Lets see when my turns come,” adds the actor, who took up the resolve to fight against the issue post Delhi Belly release in July.
Before the release of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan in September, the actor was seen juggling hectic promotions with completing formalities for filing the petition.
Incidentally, there was some uncertainty on his eligibility to file a PIL in India as he is a US citizen but queries under the Right to Information (RTI) Act had confirmed that he could go ahead with it.
“I will not let it go. My lawyers are working on it. Sooner or later, there has to be some hearing on the PIL that I have filed,” says the actor.
Imran has just completed shooting Shakun Batra’s directorial debut, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, in which he stars opposite Kareena Kapoor.
The rom-com will release on February 10 next year.