It is believed the attack was the result of a botched robbery.
Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and her French boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans were attacked by three masked men in front of their Paris apartment last Friday.
According to French newspapers, the couple was not only beaten, but sprayed with tear gas in front of Mr Auxenfans residential building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, located in close proximity to the hotel where Kim Kardashian was gagged and robbed six weeks ago.
Although the couple reportedly inhaled some tear gas, they managed to escape with only minor injuries and refused to see a doctor. It is believed the attack was the result of a botched robbery; the criminals left empty-handed, though it’s unclear what made the three masked men flee the scene.
The 40 year-old Indian actress, who is best known for her roles in Myth and Hawaii Five-O, called emergency services to report the crime as soon as the attackers left, but Paris police didn’t make the case public until yesterday. A criminal inquiry about the incident has since been opened.
Neither Sherawat nor Auxenfans have commented on the incident, which is the second highly violent celebrity attack in Paris within less than two months.
Kim Kardashian has been M.I.A since the October robbery in which $10 million worth of jewellery was stolen from the apartment she was staying in in Paris, only temporarily breaking her social media silence with a few posts around Halloween.