Father, Brother of Harry Potter Actress Charged With Threatening to Kill Her (UPDATED)

By Hanako M. Ricks

HollywoodNews.com: The father and brother of Harry Potter actress Afshan Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the series, have both been arrested and charged for threats and acts of bodily harm. The charges stem from an attack at Azad’s home on May 21 of this year.

Her father, Abdul Azad, is accused of threatening to kill his daughter while her brother, Ashraf Azad is accused of threatening to kill and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against his sister. Afshan was allegedly attacked 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. Both men have appeared in court but the case has been adjourned until later on this month. They are currently out on bail.

Afshan had never acted before she auditioned on a whim for the role of one of the Patil twins. She has appeared in all of the films since her first, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and will appear in the final two parts for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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  • July 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    Yes, of course, that sounds pretty normal, right? A father and brother threatening to kill their own daughter/sister? No need to inquire why this might be happening.
    “Like a languid herd of cattle, we briefly look up, and then keep on grazing placidly”
    Herbert Groenemeyer

  • July 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    This is crazy! It was no doubt some kind of attempted honor killing. Incidents like this can’t not continue to happen. It’s getting out of hand! It’s wrong, regardless of their cultural beliefs. I’m just happy she’s okay. The father and brother should NOT have been released on bail.

  • July 1, 2010 | Permalink |

    Note to Muslim men(?)…..there is a great deal of difference between a real father and just a sperm donor. This ‘honor killing’ is just an excuse for viciousness toward females. These guys must have very fragile egos and very tiny ****s if being embarrassed by someone they are supposed to care for (notice I did not use the word love) can anger them to the point of murder. What a sick and evil a custom to be carried out in the name of religion!

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