Mallika Sherawat was punched in the face and sprayed with tear gas by masked attackers in an up market area of Paris.
The 40-year-old star and her partner were attacked by three masked men who tried to stole her handbag.
The couple told the police that men attacked them in the lobby of the apartment building where they were staying in the chic 16th arrondissement of the French capital on 11 November.
Investigators said they were confused that although the attackers had tried to take Malika’s handbag, they had fled empty-handed.
“We cannot understand why the attackers fled without taking anything,” a source in the investigation stated.