Transcript for Who Was Behind the Elton John-Vladimir Putin Prank Call?
last design. M.I.t., that was great. That phone call between Elton John and Vladimir Putin, a prank. This morning we're learning who is behind it and hearing the call, ABC's Alex Marquardt has the story. Reporter: When told he was speaking to the notoriously anti-gay Russian president through an interpreter. How are you? I'm fine. I'll be the interpreter between you and Mr. Putin. You will tell me what he's saying. Okay, sure. But amazingly over ten minutes it was two Russian pranksters who managed to keep you are their act and fool the rocket man ? ? it's going to be a long long time. Tell him I am extremely honored to be speaking with him. It's a great privilege to be able to speak to one of the most influential people in the whole world. It's amazing. Reporter: It was these two young men famous for their political pranks who made his day. The prank promised by an interview he gave the bbc over the weekend. I'll have a go. I'd love to meet him. I would love to sit down and talk with him. If both our offices can find a convenient date where we can convene and have a wonderful discussion, that would be a miracle and it would be fantastic. Reporter: Soon after the call Elton John took to instagram thanking Putin for his time. That was swiftly struck down by Putin's actual spokesman who left little wiggle room saying, I don't know who spoke to Elton John, but president Putin did not speak to him. And still no response from Elton John this morning to the pang call but overnight Putin spokesman, his actual say to you. One of the officers told me that I'm in interrogation and I can't call my parents during this -- while they were interrogating me so --
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