The Django Unchained director is working on a new western and last month (May16) an ad appeared online reportedly indicating he was looking for wannabe prostitutes, aged between 18 and 35.

The posting, which reportedly read 'Casting whores for Quentin Tarantino project' was quickly-deleted, but it was spotted by feminist bloggers at Women and Hollywood before it was taken down.

"Putting a casting call out for, or including women in your script with the description of 'whores', is not OK," a posting on the blog read. "Nor is asking actresses to submit their photos and information for consideration with the subject line 'Whore'.

"Aside from the fact that there are better words to use if one is looking to cast women who work in the sex industry, this description is actually a typical example of Hollywood sexism, particularly as it pertains to roles for women."

However, the 53-year-old tells TMZ.com he didn't send out the casting call and the reports are "all wrong" and "false".

Ironically, it is being widely reported a woman will direct the new film, which Tarantino is writing.

Filming on the top secret western begins later this month (Jun16) in Los Angeles.

Tarantino's choice of words has landed him in trouble many times - fellow filmmaker Spike Lee and civil rights activists have often taken aim at the director for the use of the N-word in his films.

He has addressed the use of the derogatory race term in his movies stating he doesn't personally use the N-word, but the characters in his films do.