Bollywood actress and model Mallika Sherawat was beaten and tear-gassed by masked intruders in her Paris home located near the site of Kim Kardashian’s October robbery this year.
The 40-year-old star and her businessman boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans were attacked near their apartment in the upmarket 16th arrondissement where they were sprayed with tear gas and then repeatedly punched by three masked assailants around 9:30 p.m. local time, according to Mail Online. Luckily the couple received minor injuries and nothing was reported missing from their apartment, according to police reports – investigators are looking into possible motives for the attack.
Sherawat is an outspoken feminist who frequently voices her concerns over attacks on women in India, including gang rapes and honour killings.
In May, she told Variety, “India is a hypocritical society where women are really at the bottom compared to men” and has referred to the country as “regressive.”
While police haven’t officially tied the two attacks together, the men who held Kardashian at gunpoint are still at large.