The 28-year-old Ashraf Azad could now face jail time for the assault of his sister, 22-year-old Afshan Azad, who played Harry’s classmate Padma Patil in the blockbuster films based off the books by JK Rowling.
According to reports, Afshan was beaten by her brother and called a “slag” because she had met a young man who the family did not approve of and was not Muslim. Azad said that she was assaulted by her brother and branded a prostitute after meeting a young Hindu man. Both the father and the brother were accused of making threats against her life.
In court however, Ashraf and father Abdul were cleared of threatening to kill her after the 22-year-old actress refused to testify against them, fearing her life would be in “genuine danger.”
Ashraf, who is due to be sentenced on 21 January, was bailed on condition he lives at the home address, does not contact his sister and does not travel to London.
“Domestic violence can result, even for a man such as you, in imprisonment,” warned Judge Roger Thomas.
Afshan has appeared in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”