Indian actor Mallika Sherawat assaulted in France

Paris, France Nov 17, 2016, 03.11 PM(IST)

In photo: Mallika Sherawat attends the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2015. Photograph:( Getty )

Indian film actor Mallika Sherawat was beaten up by three masked men in her Paris apartment on Thursday.

French daily newspaper Le Parisien reported that three men wearing scarves tear-gassed Sherawat and her partner Cyrille Auxenfans before punching her. The men immediately fled after that. 

Police have initiated a criminal investigation, with investigatives believing it to be a burglary attempt. 

The attack on 40-year-old Sherawat comes a month after Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.

Sherawat is a well-known actor in India and has acted in Hindi, English and Chinese films.