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A well known TV soap director and executive is at the center of his own drama after a taxi driver refused to stop for him in Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok.
Frustrated that many taxis had refused to stop for him and his daughter Takonkiet “Boy” Viravan bashed one with his hand, Thai Rath reported.
But the driver got out and reportedly threatened him with shooting if he didn’t pay 1,000 baht.
Fearing for the life of his daughter the TV man paid up. But he has since reported the matter to police.
The drama was caught by a man called Chayanan Khongsuksri a trader in Soi 33. He posted a video of the incident to the Facebook page of “Free’night Kup”.
Thai Rath reporters caught up with Chayanan who said that he did not know that the man calling the taxis was anyone famous. He said that the man had hailed a number of taxis and none would stop and was understandably annoyed.
When yet another one failed to stop he bashed it. The driver got out and there was an altercation that he filmed.
After the taxi – registration Mor Chor 3666 Bangkok – drove off Chayanan asked the man what happened. He said that the driver had demanded 1,000 baht and that he paid up claiming the driver had threatened him with shooting.
He said he feared for the life of his daughter who was with him.
Thai Rath reported that Boy went to police and understand that a statement about the matter will be made soon.
Boy an executive for GMM Grammy is a very well known figure in the entertainment industry as a soap and theater director and executive.