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 . . .
(Kishan)- Saurabh Pandey
(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
Career: actor and dancer
(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
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)- Saurabh Pandey
Born: May 11th, age??
Where: New Delhi, India
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. . .
Facts about Tyson Ballou
Born: November 14, 1976, age 36
Where: Garland, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in
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. . .
Born: 1985, age 28
Where: Havana, Cuba
Height: 6 ft 2 1/4 in
Career: Male model
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
I say Imran Abbas Naqui for Kishan he's looks like he wants to steal a kiss but locked up on the inside also.
I dont really think any of the actors fit. it just doesnt click into place. I imagined Ren and Kishan to look more like a teenager without beards or mustaches. and ALOT more HOT. ( kind of like Taylor Lautner )
so please change them if you can.
I love the idea for Ren, but I don't think the picks for Kishan or Kelsey feel right. Check out Alice Englert for Kelsey! Just lighten up her hair and throw it in a braid and she would be perfect!
I don't think that Emma will be good as Kelsey. I just can't see it. Same with Ren's person but the guys for KIshan are good. Gosh, I can't wait!
Best Characters so far... ^.^
(Ren)- Ruslaan Mumtaz
(Kishan)- Ruben Cortada
(Kelsley)- Emma Roberts
I do not like Emma playing Kelsey. She doesn't match the character that I had once read in the book. I'm not sure about the Ren character either. I like the men for Kishan, but can I suggest something? I really want to play the role as Kelsey. If I ever get an opportunity to actually audition for it I will be truly grateful.
I like both of the choices for Kishan's character, but don't particularly like either of the Ren choices. I think Ruslaan Mumtaz is a little better because Tyson looks kinda old :P
my god I love these picks these men are so freaking yummy
such a big fan! even bigger fan of you books than the cast though! Cant' wait for book five and the movies! I will definitely see them! XD
Ruslaan is a eh for ren though :/ Ruben for kishan is a deff! dont think anyone but emma would be able to play kesly :3 so hyped for the movie ^^
I think Varun Dhawan would be perfect for Ren!
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.
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.
Sorry, Cortada the perfect Kishan
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.
I believe it should be someone we have never seen before as Kelsey,Ren,Kishan,Mr.Kadam, and Nilima. They should be amazing.
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...
I would love if Nina dobrev played Kells
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.
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.
Nina Dobrev should play Kelsey even though she may be a bit older
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!
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
Okay!! I LOVE the guys you picked for Ren and Kishan, but I don't really think Emma Roberts is what Kelsey should be.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
JENNIFER LAWRENCE FOR KELSEY !!! It would work so well! ... But as long as Emma roberts does NOT play her then I'd be happy
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
What about Jessica Alba for Kelsey?
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.
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 :)
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!!!
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 *-*
Omgee!!! I think Ariel Winter (modern family) will be perfect for Kelsey!!
Or Jennifer stone as Kelsey and Ruben as kishan
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
Ruslaan Mumtaz for Ren for suuuurrree and Ruben Cortada for Kishan. I would watch the movie even if it turned out to be terrible
OMG they are soo hot but...what about Taylor Lautner as Ren and Nina Dobrev as Kelsey??
I swear to god if Emma Roberts plays Kelsey, I will not watch it shed ruin the movie
i had to skip past some of the pictures because i am pretty sure it hurts when your OVARIES EXPLODE
I think Emma Roberts would be a great actress for Kelsey!
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
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.
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! :)
Then again I think Emma Stone would be a perfect Kelsey
i think the cast awsome i love Emma Roberts for Kelsey i think she perfect for the part
Definitely the first two! They are mouthwatering :)
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)
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. ☺
As for the boys (Tyson Ballou as Ren and Ruben Cortada as Kishan) are way beyond perfect! Or Gemma Arteton can be Kelsey :)
I think Emma Stone should be Kelsey. First of all, she has this tough-girl attitude and looks and she suits Kelsey's description
...but then again, Colleen knows her characters best. I just personally am not a big fan of Emma.
Please don't cast Emma Roberts as Kelsey!!!! It'll ruin the whole movie!!!!
I personally think that Lilly Collins should be Kelsey. She is so pretty!!!
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.
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!!)
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.
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!
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! :)
You should see my friend she looks the way I kinda imagined kelsey
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.
O.K the boys looks are just right but the age really bothers me. But other than that they are fine.
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.
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.
WHAT?! No Shahid Kapoor?!
Shahid IS Ren!! Must be him!!!
i think emma roberts is good because
1) she is not REALLY well known,
2) she looks like Kelsey
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.
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.
Do NOT have Emma Roberts play Kelsey. It would ruin the whole series. I love Ruslaan Mumtaz as Ren though!
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
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 ^_-
REN SHOULD BE THE HOT ONE NOT KISHAN!
the only one I agree is Emma Roberts..
Shahid Kapoor should be Ren and Sammir Dattani should be Kishan ! So sad.
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! :)
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/
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
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!!!
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!
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.
i only like emma roberts... ren should be shadid kapoor!!!!
Has anyone thought about Shelley Hennig from the secret circle to play Kelsey? I think she would be amazing in this role!
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!
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!
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...
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.
YES! I am definitely on board with Ruben Cortada!
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.
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.