Salman Khan's new film which opens on January 24 would be titled 'Jai Ho'.
Confirming this, the film's director Sohail Khan says, "Yes, the film is entitled 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 it 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."