Director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao says his production will have an all-Indian cast of child actors, featuring seven devotional songs.
Producer Konda Krishnam Raju said at a news conference Tuesday that the film focuses on the childhood of Jesus, a contrast with other movies that depict his later years.
"This is the first presentation of this type in Bollywood history," he added.
At $30 million, the filmmakers say, it's one of India's highest budget movies. An average Indian movie costs about $500,000.
Aditya Productions plans to release the movie next year.
Christians in India number 24 million, or about 2.3 percent of the population.