Bollywood Actress Beaten, Sprayed With Tear Gas in Paris

Authorities are investigating the case as an attempted robbery

Last Updated: November 17, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was beaten and sprayed with tear gas outside of her Paris apartment.

According to The Telegraph, the 40-year-old actress and an accompanying male were attacked with tear gas and punched by three assailants in the lobby of her apartment building at 9:40 p.m. on Friday of last week.

Paris’ daily newspaper Le Parisien reported that the three suspects wore scarves across their faces and “without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.” The attackers left, and then Sherawat and her partner called emergency services.

According to The Telegraph, police are investigating what they’re considering an attempted robbery.

The attack on Sherawat comes just weeks after Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room. The reality star was tied up by armed robbers, locked in a bathroom, and robbed of more than $10 million in early October.

The men were dressed as police officers and wore ski masks, and put a gun to her temple, according to Reuters. Paris police officials told the AP that five assailants stole a jewelry box containing valuables worth between $5.6 and $6.7 million, as well as a ring worth about $4.5 million.

Sherawat has starred in a variety of Indian films including “Khwahish” and “Murder,” as well as the Indian spin-off version of “The Bachelor.”

Representatives for the Poste de Police Nationale have not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.