Ak­shay’s Ran­veer’s to re­lease in the­atres later this year

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Kim Kar­dashian West

is sell­ing a stake in her beauty brand for $200 mil­lion, in a deal that val­ues the TV re­al­ity star’s three-year-old busi­ness at $1 bil­lion.

The buyer is Cover­girl owner Coty Inc., which will get a 20% stake in KKW Beauty. Coty seems to be en­am­ored with the Kar­dashi­ans. Last year, it bought a 51% stake in the makeup line started by Kar­dashian West’s younger sis­ter, Kylie Jen­ner.

“Kim is a true mod­ern day global icon,” said Coty CEO Peter Harf, which is sim­i­lar to what he said about Jen­ner in Novem­ber.

Kar­dashian West, who stars on the lon­grun­ning re­al­ity TV show Keep­ing Up with the Kar­dashi­ans, founded KKW Beauty in 2017 and tapped into her hun­dreds of mil­lions of so­cial me­dia fol­low­ers to sell lip gloss, body foun­da­tion and per­fume.

The 39-year-old will still pro­mote KKW Beauty on­line and will help cre­ate new prod­ucts.

Coty plans to ex­pand the brand into more coun­tries around the world and pos­si­bly into other cat­e­gories, like skin creams and sham­poos. It also hopes that the buzzy brand can help boost sales and con­nect with younger shop­pers who spend a lot of time on so­cial me­dia.

It’s been a busy sum­mer for Kar­dashian West’s fam­ily. On Fri­day, her hus­band Kanye West an­nounced a deal to de­sign fash­ions for the Gap un­der his Yeezy brand.

Re­lease dates of two of Bol­ly­wood’s most an­tic­i­pated films this year, the Ak­shay Ku­marstar­rer Soorya­van­shi and 83 star­ring Ran­veer Singh, have been con­firmed. Af­ter be­ing de­layed due to the Covid-19 pan­demic, Soorya­van­shi will re­lease on Di­wali while 83 has been sched­uled for Christ­mas this year.

The an­nounce­ments come at a time when a slew of films - in­clud­ing big-ticket re­leases like the Ak­shay Ku­mar-star­rer Laxmmi Bomb, Bhuj star­ring Ajay Devgn, and the Alia Bhatt-star­rer

Sadak 2 - com­mit­ted for digital re­lease on Mon­day, among other hyped projects.

While there is no in­for­ma­tion yet on when cin­ema halls will re­open, mul­ti­plex chains have con­firmed the re­lease date of the most awaited films of the year.

In Ro­hit Shetty’s Soorya­van­shi, Ak­shay will be seen as ATS of­fi­cer Veer Soorya­van­shi on the look­out for ter­ror­ists plan­ning a deadly strike on Mumbai. Ajay Devgn and Ran­veer Singh will also reprise their roles of Sing­ham and Simmba in cameos, to help Ak­shay bust the ter­ror plot. Ka­t­rina Kaif will be seen as Veer Soorya­van­shi’s wife while Jackie Shroff plays the an­tag­o­nist.

Soorya­van­shi also fea­tures Gul­shan Grover, Ab­hi­manyu Singh, Ni­har­ica Raizada, Sikan­dar Kher and Nik­itin Dheer. The film is pre­sented by Re­liance En­ter­tain­ment.

Di­rected by Kabir Khan, 83 nar­rates the story of In­dia’s first-ever cricket World Cup vic­tory in 1983. In the movie, Ran­veer Singh stars as the un­der­dog team’s cap­tain Kapil Dev while Deepika Padukone plays Kapil’s wife Romi Dev. The film also fea­tures Pankaj Tripathi, Saqib Saleem, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Har­rdy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Ji­iva, Sahil Khat­tar, Chi­rag Patil and Ad­i­nath Kothare in key roles.

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