Afshan AzadOn Monday, at Manchester Crown Court in Britain, the father and brother of 23-year-old 'Harry Potter' actress Afshan Azad pleaded not guilty to charges they attempted to murder the starlet, BBC News reports. Azad, who plays Padma Patil in the 'Potter' movies, was allegedly attacked on May 21.

Both men have been charged with threatening to kill her during a fight in her Manchester home. Her brother, Ashraf, 28, has also been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. They appeared in court last month to face the charges brought against them and were released on bail.

Trial proceedings are due to begin on December 20.