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The Bol­ly­wood ac­tress who fought off masked at­tack­ers aimed at rob­bing her in Paris has vowed that she will not let it change her life. Mal­lika Sher­awat 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. They pushed Sher­awat to the ground, then started hit­ting Aux­en­fans and tried to grab her bag. “He was hurt a lit­tle bit. We both fought them off. I’m not go­ing to let this change my life at all,” she told CNN, de­scrib­ing her­self as “a strong woman.” “I fought them off. They are strong men but I didn’t just cower down,” she said. The at­tack­ers, who wore scarves over their faces, fled empty-handed from the build­ing in rue de la Faisanderie, an up­scale neigh­bour­hood in the 16th ar­rondisse­ment. Sher­awat, 40, did not wish to go into fur­ther de­tail about the at­tempted rob­bery, but told CNN: “It was ex­tremely 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.”

The ac­tress said the tear­gas tem­po­rar­ily blinded her and she has been left with “a few bruises and marks.”CNN

We (Mal­lika and part­ner) both fought them (rob­bers) off. I’m not go­ing to let this change my life at all. Mal­lika Sher­awat Bol­ly­wood ac­tress

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