Celebrities live in glass houses. The problem is their lives are public and anyone can throw a stone at the glasshouse. They need to be doubly careful about what they do. The case in point is high profile and hugely popular anchor Pradeep Machiraju.
Like everyone, he celebrated the New Year in style. Consumed a peg or two more than normal. One thing he could have done is to hire a driver. But, he chose to drive his own swank BMW in fully drunk condition, only to get caught by the police, who were conducting drunk and drive cases on New Year eve. Breathe analysers showed that his alcohol level was abnormally high.
Now, his car is seized and he is just few metres away from prison. He might have to marshall all his resources to wriggle out of the predicament. He might do that just as those involved in drug case did. But, what about the lost prestige and the bad publicity? The man who used to tell everyone ‘Konchem Touch Lo Unte Chepta’ is now in touch with the police, most unfortunately on a day when you ring in a new year.