Bollywood glamour comes to Surrey

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A well-known Surrey tourist spot is to feature in one of Bollywood’s most eagerly awaited movies of the year.

Mayfield Lavender in Banstead features in Azhar, an upcoming film that depicts the rise and fall of Indian cricket hero Mohammad Azharuddin.

Charting Azharuddin’s humble beginnings to his meteoric rise in the world of cricket, the biopic has been directed by Tony D’Souza and has its worldwide release in May.

Mayfield Lavender celebrates its 10 year anniversary this summer having provided the village of Banstead with its own little piece of Provence for a decade.

Mayfield Lavender owner Lorna Maye said: “We are honoured and delighted that our farm stars in this new movie. It is in fact the second Indian film that has been shot in part here. In 2013 the field was used as a backdrop in Malayalam film ‘London Bridge’.”

Azhar stars Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri and Prachi Desai in the lead roles.

Mayfield Lavender Farm reopens to the public on 1st June until 15th September. From this date the fields, tea and gift shop will be open every day from 10am to 6pm and can be found at 1 Carshalton Road, Banstead, SM7 3JA.

A nominal £1 per person entry fee covers the cost of the upkeep of the farm. Parking is free.

For more information and directions visit www.mayfieldlavender.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mayfield.lavender or on Twitter @LavenderSurrey

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