"My childhood was spent reading her books, they say kids who read #harrypotter ended up having a stronger moral compass. I've lost count of the number of times I've waved an imaginary wand in the air and shouted Expecto Patronum! and felt every bit the witch or the wizard that Harry, Ron & Hermione were!" wrote Sonam Kapoor on Instagram.
Launch parties for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child were held hours after the play's premiere in London, setting the stage for a return of the series that has captivated readers and movie audiences worldwide
Arriving for the opening gala, creator JK Rowling told the Press Association that she was "so happy" that fans had heeded her pleas to keep the plot a secret, and said she hoped the play would one day appear on Broadway
"You've been amazing for years at keeping Harry Potter secrets so you didn't spoil the books for readers who came after you," Ms Rowling said in the video message