Mallika Sherawat attacked, sprayed teargas in Paris

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:18 GMT, Nov 18, 2016 |

Indian Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with teargas by masked attackers in an upmarket area of Paris, police said on Thursday (Nov 17).

It has happened just over a month after U.S reality TV star Kim Kardashian was attacked and robbed in the French capital.

The assault on Sherawat took place on Nov. 11, French police said.

“Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with tear gas by masked attackers who tried to steal her handbag,” the French news agency said, citing a police source.

A criminal investigation has been launched, with detectives working on the assumption that this was an attempted robbery, media reports said. Ms. Sherawat has not reacted to the reports.