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Tak "had no idea" future hubby was a billionaire

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It is no secret that Dtac founder Boonchai Bencharongkul is a (baht) billionaire, but somehow that fact escaped the woman he plans to marry. 

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Tak "had no idea" future hubby was a billionaire

It is no secret that Dtac founder Boonchai Bencharongkul is a (baht) billionaire, but somehow that fact escaped the woman he plans to marry.

Voluptuous movie star Bongkot "Tak" Khongmalai told a Channel 3 entertainment news programme that she had no idea Mr Boonchai was a billionaire when they met and she would not have associated with him if she had known about that.

She said she had fallen for him because the man had something in common with her: love of art, being a sensitive person, love of family and being grateful to his parents.

The 27-year-old actress said she was happy and felt “sabai jai” (comfortable) with the 58-year-old Dtac founder and her mother also liked him.   

She denied media reports that Mr Boonchai had bought a 40-million-baht 32-rai house in the Ram Intra area as a bridal house, saying the land was a family inheritance. Mr Boonchai would build a new house on the land and ask her and her mother to move in there, she said.

The extremely public actress said she was quite upset about a report accusing her of obtaining money from the Dtac founder.  

“After our engagement ceremony [next month], we will marry early next year, but there will not be a signing of a  marriage registration as this is a mutual agreement between us,” Tak said.

“I don’t see this (marriage registration) as an important issue and he has divorced his wife.

Mr Boonchai, a father of five, has had five previous wives. His fifth ex-wife is also a former actress, Benja Baramee.

The Dtac chairman and his family ranked 13th in Forbes magazine's "Thailand's 40 Richest 2012'' released recently, with assets of about US$990 million.

Adapted from a story on bangkokpost.com

hubby – informal word for husband สามี
billionaire – having more than a billion dollars (or a billion baht in Thailand) คนที่รวยมากๆ มีทรัพย์สินพันล้านดอลล่าร์
founder – a person who establishes an institution, business, or organization ผู้ก่อตั้ง
voluptuous – attractive in a sexual way with large breasts and hips ยั่วยวน
associate with – to spend time with somebody, often a person or people that somebody else does not approve of ร่วมกับ
fall for – to be strongly attracted to somebody; to fall in love with somebody หลงรัก
in common – shared interests, experiences or other characteristics
sensitive – aware of and able to understand other people and their feelings ซึ่งรู้สึกไว, ซึ่งตอบสนองได้ง่าย
grateful – a feeling that you want thank someone because they have given you something or done something for you สำนึกบุญคุณ
deny – to say that something is not true ปฏิเสธ
media – newspapers, television, radio, etc. สื่อ
bridal – connected with a bride or a wedding เกี่ยวกับเจ้าสาว
inheritance – money or objects that someone gives you when they die มรดก
extremely – very; to a very high degree อย่างมาก, อย่างยิ่ง
public – open to people in general; intending to be seen or heard by people in general อย่างเปิดเผย
upset – unhappy or disappointed because of something unpleasant that has happened  ว้าวุ่นใจ, กังวลใจ, ไม่สบายใจ, สับสน
accuse – to say that someone has done something wrong or committed a crime กล่าวหา
obtain – to get something that you want or need, especially by going through a process that is difficult ได้มา, ได้รับ
engagement – an agreement to marry somebody; the period during which two people are engaged  การหมั้น
registration – the process of recording names or information on an official list การขึ้นทะเบียน, การลงทะเบียน
mutual – felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people ร่วมกัน
issue – a problem that needs to be considered ประเด็น
divorce – to take legal action to end a marriage หย่า
release – to make known to the public เปิดเผย, ให้ข่าว
rank – to put someone or something into a position according to their success, importance, size etc จัดลำดับ
assets – things owned by a person, company etc., particularly money and property ทรัพย์สิน

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