Took inspiration from Shammi Kapoor for my role: Dev Goel

Last Updated: May 23, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

New Delhi: Newcomer Dev Goel, who is all set to make his debut with ‘Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke’, modelled his character in the movie on Shammi Kapoor.

Dev, who has also turned scriptwriter for the film, said the film is inspired by a real-life road journey that he took from Mumbai to Pune. It is directed by his father Jyotin Goel.

"My character`s name is Shammi Suri and I have modelled him on Shammi Kapoor saab, that`s why I have kept the name Shammi because I wanted to bring that flamboyance and energy to the character.

"The germ of this story came from a true life story. I was actually taking a road trip from Mumbai to Pune and in Khandala I got a flat tyre," Goel said.

"I wrote the first draft and took it to my father and I said to him that `I have got this fantastic script and nobody but me can play the leading man and he said okay let`s see how well you can do in the audition`," he said.

The film stars "1920" actress Adah Sharma opposite Dev in the lead.

‘Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke’ also stars Anupam Kher, Sanjay Dutt , Juhi Chawla and Chunky Pandey among others in smaller roles.

The film will hit theatres on May 24.