After being attacked with tear gas, beaten and robbed by three masked intruders outside her Paris apartment, Mallika Sherawat described herself as a strong woman in not cowing down and fighting off her attackers.
She said that she will not let this incident change her life, according to a CNN report.
Sherawat was along with her French boyfriend at the time of the attack and both suffered minor injuries.
The attack took place on November 11, in an upscale neighborhood in the 16th arrondissement.
Sherawat 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 area where the crime took place on November 11 is just 4.3 km away from where American TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed of jewellery worth an estimated $10 million, the report says.
Sherawat said the men didnâ€™t say anything and she was not sure if she was attacked due to her celebrity status.
She also empathised with women who constantly live in fear due to their surroundings and said that it is important for women to not let such incidents frighten or affect their lives.