The 40-year-old actress and model Mallika was set upon by three masked assailants in the corridor of her apartment building in Paris.
Mallika and her boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans had reached gone up in the elevator, but were ambushed in the corridor, reports The Times of India.
She said the attackers sprayed tear gas on them.
Mallika said: "I fought them off. They were strong men but I didn't cower down."
The masked attackers had to flee without any valuables from the couple, she added.
She described the whole event to have been “traumatic.”
“No one should be made to suffer the insecurity of having their home broken into or the physical and mental abuse of such an attack."
This is not the first case of a celebrity being attacked in Paris.
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