Quentin Tarantino not bothered by social criticism over `Django Unchained`

Los Angeles: Quentin Tarantino`s latest offering `Django Unchained`, about the revenge of former slave, may have ruffled a few feathers for its depiction of extreme violence but the director says he likes to ignore such criticism.

The Oscar-winning director, who is famous for his quirky, unconventional and violent films like `Reservoir Dogs`, `Pulp Fiction` and `Kill Bill`, cancelled the Hollywood premiere of the film in the shadow of Connecticut school shooting.

`Django Unchained`, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, has been criticised for its liberal use of N-word and extreme violence, the Hollywood Reporter said.

"Not one word of social criticism that`s been leveled my way has ever changed one word of any script or any story I tell," said the 49-year-old director.

"I believe in what I`m doing wholeheartedly and passionately. It`s my job to ignore that," he said.

Foxx, who stars as Django, a slave-turned-bounty hunter in the movie, defends his director.

"When was the last time a movie made you talk? He exposed wounds but with entertainment value. When you watch Don Johnson say the N-word with that Tarantino vibe, you can`t help but laugh. I`ve watched it with a white crowd, a white/black crowd and an all-black crowd. Every single time, people laughed."

PTI

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