Rajesh Sinha, “Bigamous Baalu drops a gas bomb”, Daily News and Analysis, April 25, 2008.
“Baalu’s two wives are shareholders in the companies. His being bigamous does not attract penal action but his admission that he pressured officials invited protests.”
But were one to wish to comment or take penal action, would there be a protocol and hierarchy as to who should be arrested first? Would people be offended that their violation of the law was noticed first or last, or worst, insignificantly in-between? Would there be class-caste outrage over the sequence of arrest and action? Would politics trump cinema and cinema industry, or would the common bigamist trump them all? Do we have jail-space and court time enough?
I am sure it is these questions that deter public commentary and penal action, and not the patriarchal view that boys will be (bad) boys. And good girls shouldn’t bat an eyelash.