Indian circus companies struggling to survive: ‘Neither recognised nor respected’

  • | Saturday | 20th April, 2019

There is no common platform where circus companies can voice their concerns.”State governments, too, have offered little support to circus companies, who often face tough times while moving across state lines. AdvertisingThe Rambo Circus is among the handful of circus companies in India that have survived over the years, says Sujit Dilip, owner of Rambo Circus, who feels that it is high time the government recognise circus and its artistes. A bell goes off exactly at 4.30 pm on a hot Thursday at the Rambo circus, now playing at Sangamwadi in the city. Earlier, Rambo Circus owned 26 lions, two tigers and chimpanzees each, along with other animals. Dilip, also a member of the World Circus Federation, says, “In India, the circus is neither recognised nor are artistes given due respect.

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