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Director Tarantino sued over ‘Django Unchained’

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LOS ANGELES —Director Quentin Tarantino is confronting a multi-million dollar copyright infringement claim over his cult ‘Django Unchained’.

The ‘ Pulp Fiction’ movie producer has been named in legal action alongside bosses at The Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures, amid allegations he stole the premise of the 2012 film from a script, called ‘Freedom’, written by Oscar Colvin, Jr and Torrance J Colvin, reported Variety.

“Before Django Freeman (Jamie Foxx’s character), there was an escaped slave named Jackson Freeman who desired to purchase his family’s freedom from a malevolent plantation owner,” reads the court papers, filed in Washington, DC.

“Before Dr Schultz (Christoph Waltz’s character), there was Samson, another white man, who would assist Mr Freeman in his efforts to rescue his loved one(s) from slavery.”

They also branded Tarantino an “admitted thief”, quoting him as stating, “I steal from every single movie ever made.”

Tarantino, who claims to have made “Django Unchained” as a tribute to Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Italian film “Django”, has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 to be held in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU- Korean Pop Cover Dance Competition -2018 is to be held in the capital on December 14 with the objective of cultural exchange between Nepal and Korea by means of dance.

The dance competition is taking place at the Rastriya Naachghar at Jamal at 1 pm on December 14. Twenty six dance groups are competing in the contest being organized by Struck Pop in association with Youth for Change.

The Invincible Events and Management is managing the event.

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The 26 dance troupes were selected from total 150 groups through the first selection round held in Butwal, Narayangadh, Dharan, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The team coming out first in the competition will bag Rs 30,000; the team standing second Rs 20,000 and the team coming third Rs 10,000, the founding director of Struck Pop, Sresh Moktan, said.

Struck Pop is a Korean dance troupe constituted in 2015. It has been carrying out various activities related to Korean dance since its inception.

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