Item girl Rakhi Sawant's mother Jaya became the first to be evicted from the Bigg Boss house. And her exit from the reality show was as dramatic as her entry.
When Jaya's name was announced as the evicted participant of this week, she shed silent tears and seemed extremely disappointed. She nevertheless hugged some of the contestants and even blessed comedian Raju Srivastav when he touched her feet.
Jaya had shocked all and sundry when she was welcomed by host, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, as one of the 13 contestants of the show.
Apart from being the most unexpected participant, she also revealed her motive of going into the show - making peace with her daughter Rakhi. But alas, she didn't get much time in the Bigg Boss house.
Her age and non-celebrity background became a major drawback for her in the five days that she was on the show. While she was the oldest participant, Jaya was also laughed at for her lifestyle and her failed attempts at singing and dancing.
On more than one occasion, she was also seen praying to Jesus to help her get Rakhi back. But none of it convinced her co-participants Shamita Shetty, Vindu Dara Singh, Raju Srivastav, Tanaaz Currim, Claudia Ciesla, Aditi Gowitrikar, Bhaktiyaar Irani and Rohit Verma from nominating her for eviction.
They felt she was "out of place", "less lively" and "uncomfortable" in the presence of a much younger crowd. The final decision, however, depended on viewer's votes.
Before leaving, Jaya was asked to nominate one person who she felt spent most of the time in dressing up each day. And she chose fashion designer Rohit Verma. As a result, he will now have to dress up simply for the next week.
Bigg Boss 3, the third season of the Indian version of popular international show Big Brother, has various celebrity participants locked inside a specially designed house for 84 days. They give up a life of luxury to be under 24X7 camera surveillance for the show.