Monday, July 05, 2010
'Harry Potter' Star Receives Death Threats from Family
Harry Potter star Afshan Azad received death threats from members of her immediate family.
The father and brother of Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the films, are being accused of threatening to kill the actress. Her brother, Ashraf, is also accused of assaulting the star in her home.
Azad was reportedly attacked on May 21. The reason for the assault is that her Muslim family does not approve of her relationship with a Hindu man.
A hearing was held for the men, and they were released on bail. Neither Ashraf nor Abdul Azad, Afshan’s father, is allowed to travel to London. They have also been placed on a curfew.
The two are expected to attend another court date later this month. It is believed that both will plead not guilty.
The lawyer for Azad’s brother is quoted as saying that "I hope for the whole family's sake this matter can be resolved quickly and happily."