Anurag & Phantom films confirmed about the release date on a microblogging site. Anurag wrote, “With a very focused and strong 11 day marketing plan Dar Motion Pictures and Phantom films will release "Ugly" on December 26th this year”
“@anuragkashyap72's@UglyTheFilm releases on 26th December 2014.” posted Phantom Film.
The film was initially to be released on 11th October, 2013, but apparently, Anurag's unwillingness to carry the 'Cigarette smoking is injurious to health' disclaimer in the smoking scenes featured in the film led to it getting pushed. But now, the film will release with the ‘no smoking' disclaimer.