Director Rohit Dhawan wanted this particular shot (Akshay and John climbing down from a moving chopper in the sky) very badly for the title song of the film but he was worried for his actors because of the risk involved!
Akshay heard about it and immediately wanted to do it as he loves action. John too loves action and wanted to give it a try. They were both in white and the helicopter stunt required them to do it without a harness as that would have shown in the close up shots.
"Despite being a very risky and dangerous shot where the actors had to step just out of the chopper mid -air with no strapping, both the actors were convinced about the shot and were very confident and insisted on going ahead with it. This was a one take shot!" says a source.
Director Rohit Dhawan was very nervous about his actors doing something as risky as this but the two actors went ahead and did the shot confidently in a single take. Eros International 's DESI BOYZ releases on 25th November 2011.