Serbia abuzz over 'Basic Instinct' prank with PM Ivica Dacic
- Powerful bomb rips through bus in Peshawar in Pakistan, 16 killed
- India acts on Pakistan NSA’s tip-off, kills 3 terrorists: Home official
- Kolkata: Two Jamat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh members arrested
- BJP is 'most anti-national of all', tweets Arvind Kejriwal
- The 11 Trinamool Congress leaders caught on video allegedly accepting bribes
Serbia Prime Minister Ivica Dacic vowed an investigation after he was pranked by a Playboy model without underwear who posed as an interviewer and uncrossed her legs in a "Basic Instinct" skit.
"This will not go unpunished and the whole case will be fully investigated," Dacic's security adviser Ivica Toncev told Serbian state television RTS yesterday.
Neither Dacic nor his advisor were available to comment on the case, the first of its kind in Serbia.
A video from the "Mission Impossible" local candid camera series shows Dacic, 47, giving an embarassed smile when the busty interviewer slowly uncrosses her legs after asking the premier a political question.
The scene was a parody of Basic Instinct, the 1992 Hollywood erotic thriller in which murder suspect Sharon Stone, wearing no underwear, crosses and uncrosses her legs to unsettle her police interrogators.
The episode's 90-second trailer has so far been viewed 3.5 million times on Youtube and high traffic caused the show's website to crash.
Branka Knezevic, a former model who had posed for the local edition of Playboy magazine, said the role of a fake interviewer had been a "huge challenge" and she commended Dacic for "being a great man".
"He is a strong, real man, exactly the one who should lead this country," Knezevic told a Serbian tabloid.
However, Serbia's top body in charge of overseeing the media, RRA, instructed broadcasters, both private and state-controlled TV stations, to restrain from airing the
show, describing it as "vulgar".
The authors of the show, a private production company, said their aim "was not to insult Dacic or his position".
- Punjab has a small share of its own rivers, a farming crisis. Solution doesn’t lie in court
- AMU: At stake in the minority status row is a larger principle
- The Left and left-liberals must admit to their comprehensive shortcomings
- Reform of agricultural markets and land lease laws must be a priority
- Aadhaar bill could shrink our right to privacy. It should have been fully debated in Rajya Sabha
- India-Pak cricket has been a proxy for nationalism. It can also bridge distrust