Mallika Sherawat was tear gassed and beaten up by three masked intruders in her own apartment block. It happened on the night of 11th November when Mallika and a male friend arrived at her residential building in the 16th arrondissement of Paris at around 9.30 pm. The horrific attack on the 40-year-old Indian star comes just a month after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in a neighbouring flat. According to reports the criminals wore scarves across their faces and ‘without saying a word, sprayed their victims with tear gas before punching them.’ The attackers then ran away, leaving a shocked Ms Sherawat and her friend to call the emergency services. A criminal investigation has been launched, with detectives working on the theory that the assailants were attempting a robbery. Kim Kardashian had left Paris immediately after a gang of five robbers got away with millions of pounds worth of jewels from her own Paris flat on October 3. She and a security guard had guns pointed at their heads and were tied up by the gang, who are still at large.