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April 29, 2013

Dream Casting Kelsey, Ren and Kishan!

Posted by Linda Louise Lotti in Dream Casting

 

For those of you who just can't get enough of Ren (or Kishan), Colleen has created a Pinterest board dedicated to actors/models who might physically fit the part of your favorite guy! But, in case you haven't checked it out, I thought I'd bring some of my favorites (as well as yours) here for your pleasure. :-)


But before we mention the most recent winners for this month's contest, I thought I'd share the voted number one favorite Ren along with Colleen's favorite Kelsey and my favorite Kishan. 


Ladies (and gentlemen), I give you Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan . . .

Ren                               

 
      

                                   
                                     (Ren)- Ruslaan Mumtaz                                                  
                     


Here's a few basic facts about this actor:

(Ren)- Ruslaan Mumtaz

Born: August 1982, age 30
Where: Mumbai, India
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Career: actor and dancer


Kelsey                   


   

      (Kelsey)- Emma Roberts

Here's a few basic facts about this actor:

(Kelsley)- Emma Roberts

Born: February 10, 1991, age 22
Where: Rhinebeck, New York
Height: 5 ft 2 in
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
Career: actress, singer, and model
Fun facts: loves to collect purses, favorite candy is nerds, loves cheese pizza, pink hummers, favorite school subject is english, and loves dogs


           Kishan   





      

   
                           (Kishan)- Saurabh Pandey

(Kishan)- Saurabh Pandey

 Born: May 11th, age??
Where: New Delhi, India
Height:  ?
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Career: actror, film and tv producer
Fun facts: fell in love with cinema at the age of nine when he watched Jurassic Park and was obsessed with dinosaur models. He made stop motion films with his dad's camera with his lego creations.



Let's start with the most recent winners for this month's contest!


Ladies, I give you April 2013 contest search winner for Ren is. . .



Tyson Ballou!

  Facts about Tyson Ballou


Born: November 14, 1976, age 36
Where: Garland, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Career: Male model (ranked as number 1 on models.com top icons list)
Hobbies: Family oriented, loves basketball
Interesting facts: Tyson's father died when he was only nine years in a terrible car accident, making Tyson grow up faster than he might otherwise. He is very close to his mother and two brothers and is naturally very quiet and shy. He is allergic to cats but otherwise loves animals. In fact, he hates going to the zoo because he can't stand seeing animals locked up in cages (interesting indeed!!!!). He's currently single and is interested in finding a smart, down-to-earth, sweet girl who's willing to make the first move! 

Here's some more gorgeous pics!










  OK, now it's time to wipe the drool from your chin and take a deep breath and let your heart rate come down a little. O.k., O.k., maybe I need to tell myself that. I'm sorry but isn't Tyson just gorgeous!! Well, it's time to move on and meet Kishan!

Ladies, I give you April 2013 contest search winner for Kishan is. . .



 Ruben Cortada




Born: 1985, age 28
Where: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6 ft 2 1/4 in
Hair: Black
Eyes:Green
Career: Male model
Hobbies: tennis
Interesting facts: took college courses in computer studies. Very little information available on this gorgeous guy! Sorry ladies, don't even know if he's single. :-(

Here's some more pics!



Just imagine those eyes are gold!







Is it just me or does he look like he's thinking about stealing a kiss? Hmmmm.....

Well tiger fans, what do you think of April's Ren and Kishan winners? Are you team Ren or team Kishan? Let's hear what you have to say! Leave a comment and if you have an actor/model you think would be GREAT as May's Ren or Kishan search, please pass the name along!!

Till next time!

Linda Louise Lotti




 



 
 

81 Comments

April 10, 2014

morgan4hoof

I think Varun Dhawan would be perfect for Ren!

 

March 30, 2014

gato marron

How about Douglas Booth for the part of Ren? Douglas has got some Spanish blood (thanks to his mother) and though he doesn't look very much Indian, he's got exotic appearance.

 

March 17, 2014

ren kelsey=happinessinlife

OH MY GOD. OK so i like everything but Emma Roberts as Kelsey though she is perf i don't think she would portray her right.

 

March 3, 2014

shoosh15

Sorry, Cortada the perfect Kishan

 

March 3, 2014

shoosh15

I think Mumtaz would be an excellent Ren and Cortada would be the perfect. Their appearances are perfect for each character. However I dont think Emma Roberts should be Kelsey, she doesn't really fit the character description.

 

February 18, 2014

magicmagma19

I believe it should be someone we have never seen before as Kelsey,Ren,Kishan,Mr.Kadam, and Nilima. They should be amazing.

 

February 16, 2014

Priy16

im sorry to say but for me none of the guys seems to fit the description bout Ren or Kishan....just don't click...doesn't fit...

 

February 15, 2014

tigagirl

I would love if Nina dobrev played Kells

 

February 15, 2014

Amy_Belle

I think Tyson and Ruben are perfect for Ren and Kishan, but I don't think Emma Roberts should be Kelsey. I think that Michelle Trachtenberg should be Kelsey.

 

February 10, 2014

tigerscurse300lover

Kelsey shouldn't be skinny!Its one of the things I love about this book. Kelsey is an average girl with an average weight. Its really important that girls can seem themselves through kelesy.

 

January 26, 2014

idkwhattoput

Nina Dobrev should play Kelsey even though she may be a bit older

 

January 21, 2014

ally2043

okay I think that tyson is okay but also that ruben cortada would look good as ren or kishan. another suggestion for kishan is DAVID GANDY. OMG i could DIE he is so hot. lol i love him. oh, and kelsey should be someone else, like danielle campbell, shes super pretty. thanks(: and please dont choose someone who looks american!

 

January 16, 2014

renkishan_toomanytigerfeels

Ruslaan and Ruben are GREAT choices, but I will cry if Emma Roberts is Kelsey!!!!! SHE WILL RUIN THIS MOVIE it will be horrible, but I'll still watch it. BUT PLEASE NO EMMA ROBERTS NOOO

 

January 16, 2014

renkishan_toomanytigerfeels

Okay!! I LOVE the guys you picked for Ren and Kishan, but I don't really think Emma Roberts is what Kelsey should be.

 

December 12, 2013

kyznee

RUBEN CORTADA MUST PLAY KISHAN AND IMRAN ABBAS NEEDS TO BE REN. KESLEY SHOULD BE PLAYED BY DANIELLE CAMPBELL. PLEEEAAASSSEEE!!! I THINK THEY ARE SO PERFECT FOR THESE ROLES!!

 

December 12, 2013

Cleverusername

I really think that new actors should be brought in for the movies if they were to be made. It would really take away from the actual story itself to see a really famous Hollywood face and imagining them in every other role they have already played. It would be nice for Kelsey just to be known as Kelsey,fresh and new. Same for Ren and Kishan.

 

December 9, 2013

tanneschrifte

second thought... I think I couldn't agree more to the idea of finding a brand new actress for Kelsey, not yet known, so she'll be innocent. and please, find someone closer to Kelsey's age in the book. then it'll be a fresh start for the movie, I suppose. just my thought, though.

 

December 9, 2013

tanneschrifte

can't wait for the movie! sooo excited!!! I strongly suggest Avan Jogia as Ren, Kaya Scodelario as Kelsey, and Blake Michael as Kishan... as for Nilima, perhaps Naomi Scott. thanks!:)

 

December 1, 2013

4everdreaming

I wish I could be Kelsey!! But I'm way to young. . . However I think Emma Roberts is a good choice! I do think Saurabh Pandeyas as Kishan is perfect and Ruslaan Mumtaz as Ren is pretty darn close. I can't wait for the movie!!!!

 

October 18, 2013

amjc35

JENNIFER LAWRENCE FOR KELSEY !!! It would work so well! ... But as long as Emma roberts does NOT play her then I'd be happy

 

October 11, 2013

sashi_otter_614

Jenn Proske for Kelsey!!!! Oh my gosh, please!!! I think she is perfect https://www.google.com/search?q=jenn+proske&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8aRYUqKXBMmkrAH6hYDwCQ&sqi=2&pjf=1&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=610&dpr=1&safe=active&ssui=on

 

September 14, 2013

whadupk

What about Jessica Alba for Kelsey?

 

September 13, 2013

Ren&Kishan..:D

Ruslaan Mumtaz as Ren, and Ruben Cortada is Kishan...My life will end if this movie (and/or the character casting) gets messed up... My future depends on the outcome of this film! Just kidding but seriously I hope they don't mess it up.

 

September 13, 2013

renforever17

PLEASE! NO NO NO NO on Emma Roberts for Kelsey! I kind of like Olivia Wilde(shes a bit older though, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lili Simmons,Margo Harshman, or Elinor Crawley. I am DEFINITELY team Ren, but hey, I would take either one if i were Kelsey :)

 

September 7, 2013

alejpatv

Please let Ruslaan Mumtaz be Ren and Ruben Cortada be Kishan. The other two are awesome but theses two are drop dead awesome for the part!! Me and my sister fainted on the spot on seeing the choices but these are our decree. Kelsey is perfect, do not dare change the actress!!!

 

August 29, 2013

Yuuki8

Please, Ren and Kishan should be indian or chinese in the maximum, in my opinion for the Kells, of course, Lily Collins is the best, for the Ren Ruslaan Mumtaz, Tyson Ballou and Daniel Henney, for the Kishan Omar Borkan, Ruben Cortada, this is my cast dream *-*

 

August 29, 2013

jandratoa

Omgee!!! I think Ariel Winter (modern family) will be perfect for Kelsey!!

 

August 26, 2013

tishake

Or Jennifer stone as Kelsey and Ruben as kishan

 

August 26, 2013

tishake

My dream actors for the Tiger's Series are Landon Liboiron as Ren, Ian Somerhalder as Kishan, and Emma Watson or Shailene Woodley as Kelsey

 

August 22, 2013

rcarknibb

Ruslaan Mumtaz for Ren for suuuurrree and Ruben Cortada for Kishan. I would watch the movie even if it turned out to be terrible

 

August 6, 2013

DeathTheKid

OMG they are soo hot but...what about Taylor Lautner as Ren and Nina Dobrev as Kelsey??

 

August 5, 2013

amjc35

I swear to god if Emma Roberts plays Kelsey, I will not watch it shed ruin the movie

 

July 29, 2013

mirox0103

i had to skip past some of the pictures because i am pretty sure it hurts when your OVARIES EXPLODE

 

July 8, 2013

TigersCurse12

I think Emma Roberts would be a great actress for Kelsey!

 

July 3, 2013

wizgle

Ok so sorry for writing a third comment, but I should have read other comments before. I'm sticking with my opinion on Abigail Breslin because I think she could do it or the actress for Kelsey should at least be the age. Some people are suggesting actresses that are close to mid twenties or thirty. To keep it authentic, the Kelsey should stay 17 or 18, especially since she is going to age in the other movie

 

July 3, 2013

wizgle

I actually think that Abigail Breslin might be a good pick for Kelsey. She is 17 right now so by the time you actually started shooting shed be 18 or 19, she has attractive curves, and she has a subtle beauty that Kelsey is described having. I think she should definitely be considered. She's been in a lot of movies and has a great talent for acting.

 

July 3, 2013

wizgle

I actually think JD Pardo would be a really good choice for Ren. As soon as I saw his picture, I immediately thought Ren (with his longer hair)!! His hair is short now for the TV show Revolution, but on his iMdB account he has pics of him with longer hair and I totally see Ren! Idk I think he's a good choice! :)

 

July 2, 2013

frosty

Then again I think Emma Stone would be a perfect Kelsey

 

July 2, 2013

frosty

i think the cast awsome i love Emma Roberts for Kelsey i think she perfect for the part

 

June 28, 2013

Ren Kishan33

Definitely the first two! They are mouthwatering :)

 

June 18, 2013

Evil Twin

New comment, I just got done reading some of the other comments and I disagree with some of them. Emma Roberts, yea she does look a little perfect but she has this innocence she portray and I love that about her. She's not very fat, but not skinny model hot. I do agree that Ruben Cortada, is frigging sexy, and yea he does look a little hotter, (okay maybe just a little a lot hotter) than Ruslaan Mumtaz, but that's what makes the story complete. I imagine Kishan to be like sexier than Ren but Ren have this charm to him, something I see in Ruslaan Mumtaz, that makes you fall in love with him. Kelsey said it herself, "Even if(IF BEING THE KEYWORD) Ren wasn't sexy which his was she would still have fall for him. It implies that Ren doesn't necessarily have to be sexier than Kishan, he just have to look down right sexy because the ties she had with the tiger side of Ren helps to make their relationship exquisite. Also, I do consider Shadhid Kapoor as Ren. He's still shorter than Ruben Cortada and goodness, his smile, the way how he gives you that look, oouuuhhh kills me too. A very good movie of him that made me fall heads over heel for him is "Dil Bole Hadippa" (perfect smile in there)

 

June 18, 2013

Evil Twin

OH MY SWEET GOODNESS!!!! I love love just LLLOOOVVVEEE Emma Roberts as Kelsey! She's got the LOOKS, I tell you. On top of that, seen her acting and man she fits Kelsey. For Ren, Please keep with Ruslaan Mumtaz, I prefer him than Tyson Ballou because Tyson seems to be missing something that Mumtaz has. He doesn't complete Ren the way I'd imagine him to be. AND BY ALL MEANS, Keep Kishan as Ruben Cortada, I repeat KEEP KISHAN AS RUBEN CORTADA!!!!! He's taller than Ruslaan Mumtaz, and would you just look at that face?! The way how he flirts in the book and the way I imagine Cortada flirting like that,it's killing me!!!! *takes a deep breath* Okay that's all. ☺

 

June 16, 2013

emiliabewintara

As for the boys (Tyson Ballou as Ren and Ruben Cortada as Kishan) are way beyond perfect! Or Gemma Arteton can be Kelsey :)

 

June 16, 2013

emiliabewintara

I think Emma Stone should be Kelsey. First of all, she has this tough-girl attitude and looks and she suits Kelsey's description

 

June 13, 2013

Texangirl02

...but then again, Colleen knows her characters best. I just personally am not a big fan of Emma.

 

June 13, 2013

Texangirl02

Please don't cast Emma Roberts as Kelsey!!!! It'll ruin the whole movie!!!!

 

June 11, 2013

Tori Tiger

I personally think that Lilly Collins should be Kelsey. She is so pretty!!!

 

June 4, 2013

rajakumaritiffany

i dont think emma should be kelsey, for me some of u fans might not agree but when i read kelsey and imagine her character i see a girl that speaks her mind and knows that she isnt perfect and emma lets just she is perfect but not for kelsey.

 

June 2, 2013

SUSAN12

in my openion,I like the latter more.Though they were not born in India,and their age are not ideal.But they look more...fit to the charactor.(if I have any falst in grammer or using words,please tell me,because i am still learning English,I come from Taiwan.thanks a lot!!)

 

May 24, 2013

pianogurl1019

I really love these books. They have the perfect mix of action and romance. So I think that the actors need to be PERFECT, or it will ruin everything.

 

May 15, 2013

Renslove

I really want Jennifer Stone to play Kelsey! In the first book, Tiger's Curse Kesley herself said that she was chubby. Jennifer Stone is perfect!

 

May 13, 2013

emilyc

The last two guys are honestly perfect! Jaw dropping and beautiful, exactly the way they should be! My heart stopped a little....more like a lot! :)

 

May 10, 2013

mkk889

You should see my friend she looks the way I kinda imagined kelsey

 

May 10, 2013

M@nuKi

in my opinion Collen met Shahid Kappor and was inspired to create Ren, everyone says he is too old, and he is actually 11 years older than the character, but I do not see anyone better, now with Kelsey, happens otherwise, Hailee Steinfeld in my opinion, would be a good choice, apezar to be two years younger than the character and conseguentemente 13 years younger than the Shahid.Sobre kishan, I'd rather not give an opinion, I love him, and already created an image in my mind, oh my God, that dilemma, you come soon 2015.

 

May 9, 2013

White Tiger

O.K the boys looks are just right but the age really bothers me. But other than that they are fine.

 

May 9, 2013

orquidea

The first actress that I thought for Kelsey was Valorie Curry, but everyone says she's not pretty and looks like a boy. I don't agree. But that's why we are giving our opinions.

 

May 9, 2013

orquidea

For ren I also like Shahid Kapoor but what about Siddharth Malhotra? And for Kishan I like Sammir Dattani. Kelsey has been a challenge to find the right actress. Maybe Emmy Rossum? I'll keep looking, I've created kelsey's image in my mind, and also of Ren and Kishan's, as I read the books and I haven't quite find the right one for her yet.

 

May 7, 2013

KarolFreitas

WHAT?! No Shahid Kapoor?! Shahid IS Ren!! Must be him!!!

 

May 7, 2013

snippy7

i think emma roberts is good because 1) she is not REALLY well known, 2) she looks like Kelsey

 

May 6, 2013

Ritânia

Muito bonitos todos os que se apresentaram ai, mas o candidato a Ren tem olhos escuros, de forma que tem que ser alguém de olhos muito azul, já o Cubano é perfeito para ser o Kishan...mesmo tendo olhos verdes ele é perfeito. TEm um MOdelo fotográfico dos Emirados Árabes que seria perfeito fazer o Kishan, seu nome é Omar Borkan al-Gala, vejam a foto dele no facebook....eu apaixonei.

 

May 5, 2013

tigerscurseismylife

I really love Ruslaan Mumtaz as Ren, although Tyson's personality fits Ren better. I also really love Ruben's look for Kishan, although Ren is supposed to be more attractive. Please don't make Emma be Kelsey! We need some unknown, innocent actress to really get her right.

 

May 4, 2013

pat6007

Do NOT have Emma Roberts play Kelsey. It would ruin the whole series. I love Ruslaan Mumtaz as Ren though!

 

May 4, 2013

tigerdreams373

I DO NOT AGREE FOR EMMA ROBERTS!! I feel ishe isn't fit for the part. I think she looks to kiddish for it. I love The second Kishan he is very handsome!! :D but I'm not really feeling any of the Rens. Ren needs to be cuter than Kishan but in this case Kishan is the cutest one here

 

May 4, 2013

mujhe/tumse/pyarhai

The second picture of Ruslaan Mumtaz looks like Zayn from One Direction!!!! Anyway (done fangirling) I think he's the closest I've seen for an actor for Ren! But I'm not up for the actors for Kelsey and Kishan. I just don't think any female fan is going to agree with any actor for Kelsey considering we all wish we were her ^_-

 

May 4, 2013

Jules97a

REN SHOULD BE THE HOT ONE NOT KISHAN!

 

May 3, 2013

Luciana

the only one I agree is Emma Roberts.. Shahid Kapoor should be Ren and Sammir Dattani should be Kishan ! So sad.

 

May 2, 2013

opskellsbells

I can't see Emma Roberts as Kelsey... I really can't! I think it would be so cool an unknown actress for Kells... All men are absolutely gorgeous, but I've always thought Siddharth Malhotra as Ren and maybe Eric Saade or Varun Dhawan as Kishan! :)

 

May 2, 2013

marina.molinari

I did not like any of the photos to Kishan, can not see the attitude and personality in any of these. I wonder Kishan with that smile of Ian Somerhalder, but do not know physically. rs. doubt cruel.http://www.justjared.com/photo-gallery/2730680/ian-somerhalder-environmental-media-awards-with-jessica-szohr-02/

 

May 1, 2013

ladyarawn

why u post a picture of a panther? Its not a black tigre? Not a black panther... its just non sense... comom have so many picture about black tigres (ok, not só many) but a few... ¬¬ só pl dont post a panther again! Tkns

 

May 1, 2013

tigerlover124

I think Emma Roberts is ABSOLUTLTY wrong for the part of Kelsey. I think Emmy Rossum is perfect for the part because she has the looks and she is an awesome actor!!!

 

May 1, 2013

tigerlover99

All the men are drop dead gorgeous...but please please let's not use Emma Roberts as Kelsey!!! I love her as an actress but I cannot imagine her portraying Kelsey right. I'm in the middle of reading the series for the third or fourth time and cannot fathom Emma playing Kelsey!

 

April 30, 2013

alliecat

Wow. Those guys are all insanely man-pretty! Haha :P But I don't really think they suit Ren or Kishan. I guess that's probablly cause when I read a book I develop these images of the characters that no actor can ever represent. Except for the prince in "The Princess and the Frog" Disney movie. For some reason, I thought he was a perfect combination of Ren with Kishan's eyes! As for what team I'm on, I love both the tigers a lot, but I'll admit, I tend to stick to Ren more than Kishan.

 

April 30, 2013

snippy7

i only like emma roberts... ren should be shadid kapoor!!!!

 

April 30, 2013

Tiffluvstigerz

Has anyone thought about Shelley Hennig from the secret circle to play Kelsey? I think she would be amazing in this role!

 

April 29, 2013

Renschosenone

I like Ren and Kishan, i however cannot stand Emma Roberts she would be the last person i would even remotely consider it almost ruin the books for me, wait no it doesn't!

 

April 29, 2013

fernandarajaram

Colleen hello! I am a big fan of Brazil, my suggestion would be to cast Shahid Kapoor as Dhiren and Raveer as Kishan Singh, Hailee Steinfeld As Kelsey suggest, we must emphasize that Kelsey has a common beauty, I think Emma Roberts too old, thanks for all the dreams that you have given us through the pages!

 

April 29, 2013

Tiny.Dancer28

I knew Emma would be good for Kelsey!! She just suits everything of Kelsey (If that makes sense). Ren and Kishan on the other hand... I know its probably going to be hard, finding a guy with BLUE eyes, dark and hair AND dark skin, but there has to be SOMEONE out there right? Kishan will obviously be esaier (Just sayin). I guess if all else fails, [Ren] could just use contacts right? His blue eyes is a very important detail in the book...

 

April 29, 2013

Alechan

Hi, is everything okay? I am a Brazilian fan who loves the saga of Tigers. I liked the choice of Emma Roberts as Kelsey. But for Ren and Kishan, without doubt, my dream cast is one that has Kostas Martakis in the role of Ren and Imran Abbas in the role of Kishan. These two have the physical description that is described in the book. Kostas has beautiful cobalt eyes and skin lightly brown besides having traits Arabs. Already Imran has beautiful golden eyes, also has traces Arab and great similarity with Kostas, which would make the perfect two brothers. Although Kostas is Greek and Imran is Pakistan, both of them apparently mastered the English language and could play the role smoothly, with only a slight accent, which would give them more charm to the role.

 

April 29, 2013

rccoley

YES! I am definitely on board with Ruben Cortada!

 

April 29, 2013

DeannaKBrown

How can I even choose, they are both great. I am a little skeptical about Emma Roberts though, I really like her. I just don't see her as Kelsey. The different things I have seen her play in I don't think really shows her in the light as Kelsey (if that makes sense). But for some reason, I want to give her a chance. I guess I do something in her. I totally trust your judgment Colleen.

 

April 29, 2013

quirkylady21

I haven't really seen any good people to play ren or kishan, but who ever they choose they have to be perfect or the entire saga will get off to a bad start. My personal choices for Kelsey would have to be Victoria Justice, she is super awesome and fun in her work. I also like the idea of Nina Dobrev, but I'm sure she's too busy with the vampire diaries. I beg of you, no Emma Roberts or Kristen Stuart...they are awful. Awful. Awful. Awful. Awful.