Theatre management issued a clarification after receiving severe backlash from peopleToday, hashtag of ‘Boycott Rohini Theatre’ trended online and the popular theatre in Chennai drew the ire of people for all the right reasons.A family belonging to a particular ST community was allegedly denied entry into the Rohini Theatre in Chennai, despite having valid tickets to watch Simbu’s ‘Pathu Thala'. Reportedly, people who were denied entry, belong to the Narikuravar community. After a video of the theatre staff denying entry to a couple of women and kids went viral, netizens began trending the hashtag #BoycottRohiniTheatre and expressed their anger at the discrimination. Post the massive backlash, the family was later allowed inside the cinema hall.Rohini Theatre has issued a clarification saying that the action had nothing to do with the caste of the family and they were not allowed inside the theatre due to censorship rules. Their statement read, "The movie is censored U/A by the authorities, and children below the age of 12 cannot be permitted to watch any movie that is certified U/A as per the law. Our staff denied entry on the basis that the family has come along with children aged 2, 6, 8, and 10."However, netizens condemned the theatre management's justification saying that it's just a cover-up and that U/A certificate doesn't restrict children below the age of 12 to watch the film. They also pointed out how the same theatre had let kids under 12 to watch another U/A movie ‘Mersal’ when it was released. Check out the Theatre Management's Statement here:Credits: Rohini Silver Screens | TwitterFor the unversed, there is no such law that prohibits children from watching U/A certified movies. The law states that children under the age of 12 can watch U/A certified films under parental guidance. Later, theatre management allowed the same family to watch the movie on time. They also released a video of the family enjoying the action flick. Check out the video here:\r\n \r\n Twitter\r\n \r\n \r\n The incident has stirred a major controversy, with many, including Kamal Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi, criticising the act. Kamal Haasan took to social media and tweeted in Tamil about the incident. The tweet loosely translates to, "Nomads are denied entry into the theater despite having tickets. They were allowed only after protests on social media. This is reprehensible (sic)."Check out his Tweet here:\r\n \r\n Twitter\r\n \r\n \r\n Vijay Sethupathi too spoke on the ongoing controversy in a recent media interaction. As reported by News 18, the actor said, "This kind of oppression is totally unacceptable. The earth was created for all human beings to live together equally. We must stand up to whoever oppresses another human being."TNIE reported that the Police have booked the theatre management under the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act.