Taiwanese actor Kai Ko was busted for smoking marijuana in Beijing, China along with fellow actor, Jaycee Chan in 2014. The 24-year-old was subsequently detained for two weeks and deported.
Recently, a production company approached Kai Ko to film for an upcoming 40-episode World War II drama serial, with the appearance fee coming to NT$100 million (approximately S$4.19 million). While Kai Ko, who made his name acting in the movie You Are the Apple of My Eye, has not filmed for a drama before, it was reported that he is willing to take on the challenge.
It was also said that the production crew decided to take him on as the male lead due to his acting skills and popularity which was not affected despite the scandal.
Kai Ko’s management company has also explained that after many repeated requests, they have finally received approval from the authorities. Filming at the Hengdian Studios has already begun, as Kai Ko’s ban has been officially ‘lifted’.
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