Harry Potter Actress's Brother, Father Allegedly Attempt to Kill Her
Afshan Azad's Muslim family did not approve of her relationship with a Hindu man, say authorities
The father and brother of a Harry Potter actress has been charged with threatening to kill the 22-year-old at her Manchester, England, home, prosecutors said Friday.
Afshan Azad, who appeared in four Potter movies as Harry’s classmate Padma Patil, was allegedly attacked May 21 because her family, who are Muslim, did not approve of her relationship with a Hindu man, according to a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Abdul Azad, 54, and his son Ashraf, 28, are accused of threatening to kill the actress. In addition, her brother has also been charged with assault, said a spokesman for prosecutors.
The two appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, the BBC reports, but were released on bail. They are expected back in court July 12.