Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat and her partner were victims of an attempted robbery in a rich area of Paris where tear gas was used, the Paris prosecutor’s office said Thursday.
The alleged thieves attacked them on Friday night in a building in Paris where the actress’s partner, Cyrille Auxenfans lives, but left empty-handed, according to spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre.
It is not clear why the suspects fled. An investigation into the incident has been initiated.
Prosecutors say the couple probably inhaled the tear gas . Officials say Auxenfans was probably injured by the suspects but the couple refused to go to a doctor to examine them. Sherawat, on the other hand, was probably not physically injured, they added.
The actress rose to fame in India in 2003 and went on to star in a series of high-profile movies like “Myth,” with Jackie Chan. He also has a sex symbol image in his native country.
Sherawat, 40 , who has almost two million followers on Twitter, is no stranger to France, where he has adorned the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival.
The incident occurs six weeks after Kim Kardashian reported that he was robbed with an armed hand while visiting Paris.
Chakradhar Patel was born and raised in Bangalore but spends a lot of his time in Mumbai at his parents’ home. As a journalist he has contributed to WIRED and CBC Online As a journalist for Get Bollywood News, Chakradhar mostly covers American blockbusters.