Katrina Kaif-Deepika Padukone Approached for Rajinikanth's 'Endhiran 2'
Pictured: Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone.Katrina/Deepika Facebook Fans Pages

Deepika Padukone been chosen the most loved female Bollywod star for the month of January 2016, beating her contemporary Katrina Kaif, according to an Ormax Media survey. The research organisation has released a list of top 10 female Bollywood stars for the month of January, in which Deepika is in the first position.

The monthly survey, called Ormax Stars India Loves (Ormax SIL), was conducted to assess the popularity of several female Bollywood stars in 29 cities across India, taking a sample size of 3,300. The survey result says Deepika is the most popular and loved female star for the month of January, while Katrina is second on the list.

Priyanka Chopra bagged the third slot, followed by Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kajol. Other female stars in the top 10 are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Deepika's last movie "Bajirao Mastani", also starring Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra, broke several records at the box office, and the actress' performance in the film was widely appreciated. Moreover, she has been giving back-to-back hits with films like "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela" and "Piku". However, "Tamasha" did not live up to the commercial expectations.

On the other hand, Katrina's career graph seems to be passing through a rough phase as her last few films failed to impress with box office figures. While Katrina's last hit movie was "Bang Bang" (2014) starring Hrithik Roshan, both "Phantom" (2015) and the recently released "Fitoor" could not make much of an impact on the box office. Moreover, Deepika's upcoming debut Hollywood movie "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage", starring Vin Diesel and Jet Li, has been one of the most talked about topics of late.

Priyanka, too, remains in news for her US TV show "Quantico", apart from her upcoming movie "Jai Gangaajal". While Deepika has no confirmed upcoming Hindi project as of now, Katrina has two upcoming films — "Jagga Jasoos" and "Baar Baar Dekho".