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    Harry Potter Actress Target of Dad, Brother's Threat?

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    Did Afshan Azad's own family threaten to Avada Kedavra her?

    The father and brother of the 23-year-old actress, who plays Padma Patil in the Harry Potter films, were in a London court Tuesday facing charges of threatening to kill her during a fight at her Manchester home last month.

    Azad's brother, Ashraf, 28, is also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, according to the U.K.'s Sun.

    Details are sparse, but the alleged attack is said to have occurred on May 21.

    Both Ashraf and his father, 54-year-old Abdul Azad, have been released on bail and court was adjourned until July 12 while committal proceedings occur to get the case sent to Manchester Crown Court.

    But at least Azad has something nice to look forward to: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, her fourth Potter film, opens Nov. 19 and is already the subject of major buzz.

    Her role in the franchise is her only feature acting experience—she was discovered by a casting agent while studying at Xaverian College.

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