Threthened to kill….
Afshan Azad’s father and brother threatened to kill the 23-year-old actress.
Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, was allegedly attacked on May 21.
Her father, Abdul Azad, and brother, Ashraf Azad, have both been charged with threatening to kill her during a fight in her Manchester home in May. Her brother, Ashraf, 28, has also been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Details about the alleged attack are sparse.
Abdul, 54, and Ashraf were in court earlier this week to face the charges brought against them and were subsequently released on bail. Court will reconvene on July 12 while committal proceedings occur to move the case to Manchester Crown Court.
The next ‘Harry Potter’ film starring the actress, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’, opens in theaters November 19. Azad’s role as Padma Patil is her first professional role.