Both films were slated to release on 7th November. Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Ujda Chaman starring Sunny Singh. Bala announced that it would stick to its original release date - November 7.
Ayushmann posted a picture on his instagram which read, “On this auspicious day of Diwali, Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films have decided that we will release our film Bala starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the title role on our original release date of 7th November, putting an end to much speculation.”
The reason the release date of both films became a problem was because they are both based on the same concept. It is the story of a bald man who is balding prematurely and about how he deals with the situation affecting his relationships and social life. To avoid the clash, makers of Ujda Chaman shifted the release date to 1st November. Ujda Chaman is a remake of Kannada movie Ondu Motteya Kathe.
Sunny Singh commented on the situation in an interview with PTI, “I am away from all of this. I am doing a film, I am also getting to know that this film (Bala) is kind of similar. Initially you feel like ‘why and how is this happening?’ but then you feel it’s ok. He’s playing his part, I am playing mine. We both are actors doing our jobs. I love him and I’m a fan of his acting.”