Stars join Imran in fight against booze law
Imran Khan to file a PIL against the Maharashtra state government’s recent law that increased the age limit for alcohol consumption to 25.Updated: Jun 16, 2011 01:13 IST
You’re not the only one who feels 25 is too old an age to decide if you want to drink. Nor is actor Imran Khan, 28, who is on his way to filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the Maharashtra state government’s recent law that increased the age limit for alcohol consumption to 25.
“I, too, am totally against this law. It is ridiculous. Though I am not much of a drinker myself, I believe that the very fact that the authorities think that an 18-year-old can’t decide whether he or she can have a drink is hilarious,” says actor Shazahn Padamsee, 23. Actor Aashish Chaudhary seconds her view.
“If you have the right to vote at 18, you’re obviously intelligent enough to know when you can drink. Either they should raise the voting age, too, to 25, or there should be a bunch of more mature people, and I don’t mean the government, to decide when a person should do what,” he says.
The director of Turning 30, Alankrita Shrivastava, also draws a parallel to the voting age, and says those below 25 are drinking anyway. “I’m totally for any PIL that says the drinking age should be lesser that 25. If a country can vote at 18, they can be responsible about drinking at that age, too. Stopping them does not make any sense,” she says.
First Published: Jun 15, 2011 16:37 IST