Watch: Alia Bhatt channels her inner Professor Snape as she introduces the Potions Master and joins JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter At Home’ initiative


The latest exciting new addition to Harry Potter At Home, launches today with the 8th chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone which is read by none-other-than our very own Alia Bhatt, with a cameo from Alec Baldwin as a special guest. Alia narrates and introduces Professor Snape  (played by Alan Rickman in the films), the Potions teacher at Hogwarts along with Alec Baldwin and his daughter as a special guest. She shared the video of her reading the chapter on her Instagram account.

Sharing her reading she captioned the video, “Two months ago Harry, Hogwarts, and the wizarding world walked into my life and almost immediately, in my heart. Somehow, when I was younger life always intervened and I never quite got around to befriending the books. But. Just like magic, two months ago, I did. And, just like magic, I was asked to be a part of Harry Potter at Home. 10 million points to Gryffindor!”

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She further said, “It wasn’t until lockdown in India that Harry, Hogwarts and the wizarding world became regular fixtures in my life. Somehow, despite the fierce insistence of my sister life always intervened and I never quite got around to befriending the books. But. Confined to my home - I journeyed to Hogwarts with Harry and was transported to a world of endless possibility. And, just like magic, that was when I was asked to be a part of Harry Potter at Home. I didn’t quite believe in magic until two months ago - but now - thanks to Harry, I do. 10 million points to Gryffindor.”


Magic is all around us, we just have to feel it... or read it!! :) Coming VERY soon

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JK Rowling’s best-selling books of Harry Potter are spreading joy across the world for young children amid lockdown. Some of the best-loved faces from global entertainment, music and sport have lent their voices to the story they love by recording videos of themselves reading the timeless first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone.

Chapters 1-8 are available on with additional videos posted weekly. An audio-only version is available for all for free on Spotify for children, parents and carers worldwide to have fun and enjoy listening to these very special, one-off recordings.  All seventeen chapters of the book will be released by the middle of the summer. To be the first to hear more and see all episodes as they launch, join the official Harry Potter Fan Club for free on

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