The Bollywood actress, Mallika Sherawat, and her male friend were tear-gassed and beaten down in her Paris Apartment block on Friday. The international model was robbed by three masked men outside her apartment, according to the police.
The 40-year-old Indian actress was attacked along with an unidentified male friend just weeks after reality TV personality, Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in the same city. The assault took place when both of them arrived at the residential building at around 9.40pm.
According to one of the leading newspapers of the country, the criminals were wearing scarves around their faces, and without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.
The three intruders then left the spot, leaving behind a shocked Mallika Sherawat and her male friend to call upon emergency services. A criminal investigation has been launched and detectives are now working on the assumption that it was an attempted robbery.
This will be the second time in a year that two woman celebrities have been attacked in the same capital. Paris, which is probably one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, now faces allegations of being not so much of a safe city after these two attacks.