Samudrakani is a popular director in Tamil who has also acted in a movie and the small screen. The director cum actor is all set to play the villain Mohanlal starrer Shikar. According to sources, it was the superstar who had recommended Samudrakanis name for the movie. He was apparently very much impressed with the directors work in a movie as an actor. Sources indicate that his role will be as important as Mohanlals in the movie.