I have been thinking on this topic for quite some time, many people have outstanding professional record, they are darlings of media yet their personal life is/has been controversial.
We all know the case of KPS Gill, even Kiran Bedi has been criticized for being publicity monger and attention seeker, and getting admission of her daughter through tribal quota (I don’t claim factual accuracy of this point), etc. but the point is do we have a right to look into their lives or it is none of our business.
I think that the responsibility of a public figure is much more than a common person, they are role model to public, and people pay great attention to what they say or do. Apart from the needed privacy (nobody is saying to peep into people’s bedrooms) I think they should not evade public gaze because the real you comes out in private not in public (except for mob situation), how you behave in private reflects your general orientation towards your family, friends, society and life at large.
My belief is strengthened by the fact that Lashkar-e-Taiaba, which we all know is a terrorist organization, was doing charity and social work in
So I think we must not be tunnel-visioned in viewing only professional life of the person while ignoring his personal life, at least not in the case of public figures.