Mumbai: Television actress Malvi Malhotra was attacked and stabbed by a man on Monday night in the Versova area of Andheri, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 9 pm when Malvi was returning home from a cafe.

According to the police, the accused Yogesh Mahipal Singh, who identifies himself as a producer, stopped her on the way and asked her why she had discontinued talking to him.

It gradually led to an argument between them and the accused stabbed Malvi with a knife in the abdomen and on both hands and fled the scene.

The actress was then rushed to the Kokilaben hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment. Her condition is said to be stable now.

“We have registered an FIR against Singh under various Indian Penal Code sections, including 307 (attempt to murder), and are conducting an investigation into the case,” Versova police station’s senior inspector Raghvendra Thakur said.

The cops have got hold of the CCTV footage of the area and have also gained crucial information about Singh from the same.

Malvi informed the cops that she had connected with the accused over Facebook for work and had met him only once. She also said that she has known him for the last one year and that he wanted to marry her, but she had rejected the proposal.

Malvi, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, has worked in several television shows and even in a few Bollywood films.