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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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Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha undergoes successful Parkinson’s surgery

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KATHMANDU — Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha has successfully undergone a surgery for Parkinson’s disease at Annapurna Neuro Hospital in Kathmandu.

It is mentioned that a team of doctors performed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in globus pallidus part of the brain,in a press statement issued by the hospital.

Dr Resha Shrestha and Dr Basanta Panta jointly performed the surgery on Thursday.

The 68-year-old actor has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past nine years and the symptoms were prominently seen in left side of his brain for four years.

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This is the first time the hospital conducted such a surgery, the press statement reads. Now other Parkinson’s patients could avail of this treatment from the health facility.

It has been learnt that Shrestha’s health condition has improved. Since some problems were diagnosed in the right side of his brain, pacemaker has been installed, said the hospital.

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