Hasmukh Pighal Gaya is the name of Sanjay Dutt's home production, for which more than 100 people auditioned. And the 'chosen one' (quite literally) was Arrmaan Ralhan, who happens to be the grandson of veteran filmmaker OP Ralhan (whose Phool Aur Patthar made Dharmendra an overnight star).
All it took was a mere 30 seconds of Arrmaan's audition for Sanjay Dutt to decide on Hasmukh, the film's protagonist. Meanwhile, Arrmaan, who has a degree in digital filmmaking from New York Film Academy, has attended acting workshops and has trained in dance and hardcore action for his big break.
Talking about Arrmaan, producer Maanayata Dutt said, "Arrmaan considers his grandfather Ralhan sahab an inspiration. When he auditioned for us we could immediately visualize him in the film and it seemed like a perfect fit".
Arrmaan has already started shooting for the Sejal Shah directed Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, which is scheduled for a September release.