Laxmi evicted from `Bigg Boss 5`

Mumbai: Celebrity transgender Laxmi Narayan Tripathi became the sixth contestant to bid goodbye to the `Bigg Boss` house Saturday.

Laxmi had an eventful 42 days inside the house, often having run-ins with notorious contestant Pooja Mishra.

"I didn`t feel sad when my name was announced as I was expecting I would be evicted ever since I was nominated. But staying inside the house for 42 days is a big achievement," Laxmi told reporters soon after coming out from the show.

"I wanted to show that even transgenders can lead a normal life and stay with other people. It was a fantastic experience."

It was not Laxmi`s first stint with reality television, she has previously participated in shows like `Sach Ka Saamna` and `Raaz Picchle Janam Ka`.

The Colors TV show is the Indian version of international reality show `Big Brother` and is known for its controversial candidates that include actors, TV stars, thieves, dacoits and politicians.

In the show`s format, 14 contestants are locked in the `Bigg Boss` house for about three months with over 55 cameras following their every move 24x7.