A spokesperson for the film said that when the Pakistan Film Censor Board saw the film that addresses the issue of human trafficking, they gave it an 'A' certificate too. However, they asked for seven cuts and wanted certain scenes to be blurred.
The creative team of Mardaani felt that it was leading to loss of the essence of the narration of the movie. These changes were leading to the message of the film being distorted and the essence being diluted, the spokesperson added.
Eventually, following an internal discussion, the Mardaani team decided not to compromise on their film and not release Mardaani in Pakistan.
In the film Mardaani, Rani plays a rough and tough police officer for the first time in her career and this happens to be the first movie of Rani post her marriage.