While ordinary people can and do get away with all kinds of minor law-breaking activities, celebrities are scrutinized even for a negligible oversight perpetrated in a hurry.
On Monday Mr Bachchan made news for thumbing a ride with a ‘stranger” (who became the most famous stranger in India for the day) to his workplace.
Now , one hears he will be lawfully penalized for not wearing a helmet during his pillion ride.
A source very close to the Bachchans says, “We don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this. It was a flash decision .He was stuck in the traffic and getting late for his work. So he stuck his neck out of his car and requested for a ride. Was he supposed to carry a helmet with him in the car? He didn’t plan to ride pillion. It was a spontaneous decision.”
The source says the family is worn down with all the attention. “From the 9-year old Aaradhya to the 80-year old Amitabh Bachchan, there is the constant scrutiny of every move. Do you blame Mrs Bachchan for being so peeved with the paparazzi?”