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Mallika Sherawat, French husband asked to evict Paris flat for not paying rent

The couple began renting the apartment in the pricey 16th district on January 1, 2017, for a monthly sum of 6,054 euros. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 10, 2018, 05.02 AM (IST)

A French court ordered Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and husband to be evicted from their Paris apartment for failing to keep up with the rent.

The court told in its ruling on December 14 that the Indian actress and French husband Cyrille Auxenfans will have to move out as the couple is yet to pay 78,787 euros ($94,000) in rent owed and expenses, ever since they moved into the posh apartment.

The court gave a green signal for their furniture to be seized.

Mallika and Cyrille rented the apartment starting January 1, 2017, for a monthly sum of 6,054 euros (Rs. 4,60,000 approx.). 

According to the owner, the couple never paid the rent, making only a single payment of 2,715 euros.

The matter had a hearing on November 14 where the couple's lawyer defended saying the "couple was in financial difficulty" emphasising on the "irregular" nature of Mallika's work -- an argument dismissed by the owners of the apartment who claimed she had earned tens of millions during the rental period.

It is now expected that the couple might appeal the eviction order.

They cannot be thrown out until March 31, when a moratorium on wintertime evictions expires.