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Indian actor Mallika Sherawat assaulted in France

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

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

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.