First, she was making a film; now, she's writing a book.
Meera Jee seems to be jumping from one creative pursuit to another, and has announced that she'll take a break from acting for a little bit. Her film, 'a psychothriller' titled Hotal, will release this weekend, after which she wants to rest.
"I may have something interesting up my sleeve in the future, but for now I want to take a bit of a break from the industry. I don't want to work right now. I will only do a film project if a good one is offered to me," she said in an interview on Ye Hai Zindagi, a morning show on Dawn TV.
About her book, she said, "I'm writing a book, in which I will detail every personality and every incident close to my heart, everyone who hurt me, damaged me, made me who I am, as well as those who treated me well. The book will be my perception of them."
As for Hotal, she says, "Like Julia Roberts, I don't have any item number in the film. I'll be known for my acting."
"I accepted the role [in Hotal] because it's an interesting film. It will have a niche audience, mostly from the young generation," Meera continues. "The film has suspense, thrill, horror - it's very intelligent cinema. It's Pakistan's first suspense-thriller-psycho film. It has a little bit of action and romance too."
Of the unusual spelling of the film's title, Meera says:"The spelling of Hotal is part of the suspense of the film. You can say the whole story is rooted in the 'A' of Hotal.
The film is set to release on Friday — let's see if that proves true!