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Mallika Sherawat `fought off` the Paris attackers

Updated: Nov 19, 2016 14:22 IST

New York [USA], Nov. 19 (ANI): Mallika Sherawat, who was recently attacked by three masked men in her Paris apartment, has given a detailed account of her 'fight' with them.

The 40-year-old actress and model was attacked from behind by three men who sprayed teargas at her and her French boyfriend, Cyrille Auxenfans, in the hallway of his apartment building as they arrived home, reports CNN.

"I fought them off. They are strong men but I didn't just cower down," she told, as reported by the website, post the incident.

The attackers, who wore scarves over their faces, then fled empty-handed from the building.

Describing the whole event as a 'traumatic' one, she said, "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 time that a celebrity has been attacked in the French capital.

The dreadful attack comes just a month after reality-star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. (ANI)