The actress holds him responsible for her passion towards photography. Pia had shared screen space with Thala Ajith in Aegan, which was released in 2008.
It is said that Pia has adapted the passion from Thala during the shooting of Aegan. Pia said that she had spotted Ajith with camera most of the time, which influenced her focus shifting towards photography.
Pia Bajapai said, "Ajith is an avid photographer and he would shoot pictures on the sets, which flared my interest in picking up the camera. It started as a hobby soon turned out to be a passion and I certainly thank Ajith for my passion."
Aegan had Ajith Kumar, Nayantara, Navdeep, Pia Bajapai and Suman in the lead roles.The movie was directed by Raju Sundaram and received mixed reviews from critics. The actress was also seen in other Tamil movies like Bale Pandiya, Poi Solla Porom and Sattam Oru Iruttarai.
Pia was last seen in Ram Gopa Varma's Tamil-Telugu bilingual movie Dalam in which she was paired opposite Naveen Chandra.