The incident happened on November 11. However, it got widely reported in the international media on Thursday, after the actress filed a police complaint.
According to police, the 40-year-old star was with her partner when she was attacked by three masked men.
Police add attackers tried to steal her handbag.
The incident comes weeks after the US reality TV star Kim Kardashian was attacked in Paris in a robbery in which a masked gang stole jewellery worth more than $10m (£8m).
"Sherawat and her French boyfriend, Cyrille Auxenfans, were accosted in the hallway of his apartment building by three masked men when they returned to the home," stated a report by CNN.
The attack took place on rue de la Faisanderie, an upscale neighborhood, where Auxenfans, a businessman, lives.
A friend of the couple told the CNN, the Bollywood actress was left shaken but not seriously hurt.
"She and her boyfriend got out of their car and they were entering the building but the doors took time to shut and had not shut when three masked men attacked them," said the friend.
"They sprayed them with tear gas and pushed her to the ground and started hitting her boyfriend. One of them tried to grab her bag, but she pushed them away and started yelling and screaming. After a bit of a struggle they ran away."