It’s final now. Salman Khan’s new film which opens on January 24 will be titled Jai Ho. Confirms director Sohail Khan, “Yes, the film is titled Jai Ho. Mental was only a working title. We always knew we’d change it. Jai Ho was a title that my father liked. Now by the grace of God, we’re all set to release the film on Jan 24.”
A source close to the film says the title was seen to be apt for the occasion. “Mental was suggested by Salman. And everyone kinda liked it. But when the release date was fixed on Jan 24 Salim Saab felt the title needed to be more pertinent.
Everyone suggested something patriotic to go with the Republic Day release. The film conveys a message about eradicating corruption and Salman plays a social crusader. Jai Ho would pitch Salman as a hero of the masses in a socially relevant theme.”