While Kai Ko's career is on the rise, not all are happy with his shining star.
His meteoric rise has reportedly left actor Kingone Wang who is under the same management seeing red. Kingone recently ended ties with his manager of 10 years, Angie Chai.
Angie, who is also a producer, is known for her hit drama Meteor Garden. Kingone was originally from boyband Comic Boyz, which was brought together by Angie. The other five official members have left the agency one by one, stating low wages as one of the reasons. Kingone was the exception and renewed his contract thrice.
The winner of Taiwanese Golden Bell Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series was never given a leading role prior to Yours Fatefully, a Singapore production that aired this year.
His departure is reportedly triggered by the preferential treatment that has been bestowed upon Kai Ko, who is also under the same management.
To which, Kingone dismissed the rumours, stating, "He's very polite and I treat him like a younger brother; why would I think that way?"
Angie separately issued a statement, claiming, "As time passes, he has his own way of thinking."
Leaving the agency may have been a wise choice - Kingone has since been offered the leading role in Wo De Xing Fu Gang Gang Hao, a Taiwanese drama that is set to air in August.
Kai, who is currently holidaying in Japan with his family, also rebuked the rumours in a statement issued by his manager. "How is this possible? We even hit the gym together!"