Harry Potter star Afshan Azad is a British actress and model of Bengali ethnicity and Bangladeshi nationality who was previously assaulted by her parents for dating a non-Muslim. But according to new reports, she has a non-Muslim boyfriend again. Really?
A source close to the Anglo-Bangladeshi actress informed us that she has a non-Muslim boyfriend. However, we don’t know which religion he belongs to. And we really don’t know how her family’s going to react.
The insider revealed: “Afshan is currently dating a non-Muslim boyfriend, but I don’t if he is a Hindu or not.”
They further added: “I can’t confirm anything else about her ongoing love affair with this new guy as my speculation is solely based on another person who knows her very closely. But, I think, if she has really decided to date someone who is not a Muslim yet again, then I guess, she might be inviting trouble in her life.”
The informant even made a guess that her mystery boyfriend is none other than her old boyfriend, for whom she got beaten and assaulted like an animal. “I don’t know all the details. Everything is so confusing right now. I would have never thought that Afshan, who was too scared to give evidence against her parents and brother in court for the fear of being killed, would ever again go against them in her life,” stated the insider.
The actress, who rose to fame as Padma Patil in the Harry Potter franchise, received death threats, was physically assaulted and even branded a “slag” and a “prostitute” by her parents and her brother after they found out that she was having an affair a non-Muslim guy. It happened back in 2010 and she was 22 at the time.
The actress’ father had threatened to send her to Bangladesh and force her into an arranged marriage. He even said that he would “kill her and do time” so that his son would not have “blood on his hands”. Ashan was so terrified that she ran away from home through a bedroom window and reported everything to the cops the next day.
Azad’s father and brother attacked her just because she was dating a Hindu man. She was then branded a prostitute by her brother, her father and even her mother. After the case was filed by Azad in the police department, her father, Abdul Azad, and brother, Ashraf Azad, appeared in court with charges of assault and death threats on Azad. They were later released on bail. During the trial, Azad stayed with friends in London.
Despite going through so much suffering and pain, Azad was so frightened that she didn’t even appear in court, claiming it would put her in “genuine danger”. Her brother, who beat her for more than three hours, mostly punching her on the head and her back, pleaded guilty of occasioning actual bodily harm. The judge could not convict the men due to lack of evidence. But justice was done and Azad’s brother was imprisoned for six months.
Now, it seems that after almost five years, the hot and sexy beauty has finally decided to defy her family and all their conservative rules that bound her all these years.
She has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.