London: The father and brother of actress Afshan Azad, who starred in the ‘Harry Potter’ films as Padma Patil, have been charged with threatening to kill her.
Afshan was allegedly attacked at her home in Longsight, Manchester, on May 21 this year, by her father Abdul Azad, 54, and brother Ashraf Azad, 28, both of Beresford Road, Longsight, the Telegraph reported.
Abdul is accused of threatening to kill his daughter and Ashraf of threatening to kill and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his sister.
Both men appeared at Manchester magistrates’ court and the case was adjourned until later this month for committal proceedings to crown court.
Afshan was studying for her AS levels at Xaverian College in Rusholme, Manchester, when she was first cast in the 2005 film ‘Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire’.
She has since appeared in three more of the wizard movies and is in ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’, due for release next year.