Friday, 18 November 2016

Mallika Sherawat, boyfriend tear-gassed and beaten up in Paris apartment


Mallika Sherawat (born Reema Lamba on October 24, 1976) is an Indian actress who works in Hindi, English and Chinese language films. Known for her bold onscreen attitude in films like Khwahish (2003) and Murder (2004), Sherawat has established herself as a sex symbol and as one of the most popular celebrities in Bollywood. She then appeared in successful romantic comedy Pyaar Ke Side Effects (2006) which won her much critical acclaim.

Mallika Sherawat was reportedly tear-gassed and beaten up in her apartment block in Paris on Friday. According to a report in Daily Mail, Sherawat and her boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans were attacked by intruders who ‘wore scarves across their faces and without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.’
Prosecutors said the couple most likely inhaled fumes from the tear gas. Officials say Auxenfans was most likely harmed by the suspects but that the couple refused to see a doctor to assess possible injuries. They said Sherawat was not thought to have been physically harmed in the attack.
The police revealed about the incident, which happened on the night of November 11 — just a month after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint here, reports dailymail.co.uk. According to Le Parisien newspaper, the criminals wore scarves across their faces and “without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them”. They then fled, leaving a shocked Mallika and her friend to call the emergency services.
The report said that the police have launched a criminal investigation, and detectives believe that this may have been a robbery attempt. “We cannot understand why the attackers fled without taking anything,” a source in the investigation told AFP.
Sherawat has barely escaped similar incidents in the past in India. A report in Mid-Day said that Sherawat was at the risk of being attacked in Jaipur in 2013 when she was shooting for the biopic of Bhanwari Devi. The Myth actor is pursuing her career in the West.
Though no reaction came from Mallika on this attack but she shared with fans a video from Geneva, where she was travelling on November 12. “In #Geneva #Switzerland for the weekend, wanted to share with you one of my favorite places:) #lifestyle #weekendvibes #lareserve,” she wrote along with her post.