NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat was reportedly beaten and gassed while staying at an apartment in Paris, in the same district where reality star Kim Kardashian West was robbed last month.
Sherawat and partner Cyrille Auxenfans were the targets of the botched robbery attempt involving tear gas, according to French prosecutors.
The incident occurred last Friday night in Paris' 16th arrondissement, when suspected robbers set off the tear gas but fled empty-handed. It's unclear why they fled.
Sherawat was not thought to have been physically harmed in the incident, but probably inhaled the tear gas fumes.
Investigators think Auxenfans was attacked, but the couple refused to see a doctor to assess possible injuries.
A criminal inquiry has been opened into the incident.
Last month, armed robbers forced their way into a private Paris residence where Kardashian West was staying, tied her up and locked her in a bathroom before making off with more than $10 million worth of jewelry, police officials said.
Own who you are :)!👑👑👧👧 pic.twitter.com/8f0CTag8rp— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) November 15, 2016