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Do you know how Harry Potter’s only Indian characters Parvati and Padma Patil were chosen for the part?

Do you know how Harry Potter’s only Indian characters Parvati and Padma Patil were chosen for the part?
Harry Potter

series is every millennial's favourite series. J.K. Rowling's imagination and fascinating world of wizards took the audience on a journey like no other. In the fourth film, when Harry Potter's fans from India saw two Indian characters, twins Parvati and Padma Patil, in the series, they were simply left wonderstruck.

But do you know how they were cast out of so many people? Shefali Chowdhury and Afshan Azad, who played the part of the twins - Parvati and Padma, recently revealed the audition and casting process of the movie.

In an interview with HT, Shefali said, “Casting agents were going round some schools in my area looking for some people to go to the auditions. I had just got out of an exam and I thought that I had done really badly in the exam, and I was in a bad mood and my teacher was waving my name at me on a sheet of paper with all these other girls. She said someone came looking for two twins for the Harry Potter books to be in the film - are you interested? And I was like yeah!” She further shared that she was a fan of the series and hence decided to try for the part.

On the other hand, Afshan shared that one day her teacher was going through all the activities that were scheduled for the today and on the list, it was mentioned that casting agents were coming to the school to look for two Asian twins for the Harry Potter films.

She said, “I went to an all girls school and so everyone wanted to take part and we said: ‘Oh let’s go!’ So me and a friend had read the book, and we thought we’re never going to get in but we’re not going to lose anything."

Both Shefali and Afshan received calls from the casting agents after the audition. And they both were told that they were selected for the part.

The Harry Potter series is one of the highest-grossing film franchise in history. The series concluded in 2013.

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